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Anatomy, Physiology, and Disorders of the Auditory System

Third Edition

Aage R. Møller, PhD (D. Med. Sci.)


432 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-427-4
Release date: 07/27/2012



Hearing: Anatomy, Physiology and Disorders of the Auditory System, Third Edition, provides detailed information about the anatomy and physiology of the entire auditory system and describes important aspects of disorders of the middle ear, the cochlea, and the nervous system in a comprehensive manner.

It has become apparent that the function of the ear affects the function of the auditory nervous system, and that pathologies of the peripheral parts of the auditory system can affect the function of the nervous system, and vice versa. The classical separation of the auditory system in peripheral and central parts is therefore no longer valid.

This book integrates descriptions of disorders of the ear and the nervous system and provides a comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology of the entire auditory system; it also introduces the role of neural plasticity in creating symptoms of diseases of hearing such as tinnitus, hyperacusis and phonophobia. A separate chapter discuses cochlear and auditory brainstem implants.


Primary Subject: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery / Otology
Secondary Subject: Audiology / Hearing Disorders
Secondary Subject: Speech-Language Pathology / Anatomy & Physiology
Audience Level: Academic
Preface vii
Introduction ix
List of Abbreviations xi
Section I. The Ear 1
Chapter 1. Anatomy of the Ear 3
Chapter 2. Sound Conduction to the Cochlea 23
Chapter 3. Physiology of the Cochlea 49
Chapter 4. Sound-Evoked Electrical Potentials in the Cochlea 69
Section II. The Auditory Nervous System 87
Chapter 5. Anatomy of the Auditory Nervous System 91
Chapter 6. Physiology of the Auditory Nervous System 115
Chapter 7. Evoked Potentials from the Nervous System 191
Chapter 8. Acoustic Middle Ear Reflex 241
Section III. Disorders of the Auditory System and Their Pathophysiology 257
Chapter 9. Hearing Impairment 261
Chapter 10. Hyperactive Disorders of the Auditory System 321
Chapter 11. Cochlear and Brainstem Implants 341
Appendix A. Definitions in Anatomy 359
Appendix B. Hearing Conservation Programs 361
Appendix C. Neural Plasticity 375
References 379
Index 407

About The Author

Aage R. Møller, PhD (D. Med. Sci.)

Aage R. Møller, PhD (D. Med. Sci.) is Professor of Cognition and Neuroscience and MF Jonsson Endowed Chair in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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