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Normal Aspects of Hearing is the first book in a three-book series focused on Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience.
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, interviews Dr. Tremblay for the AAA website. Read the interview here.
The book starts out with a chapter on acoustics, and the rest of the book focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory systems in a rather traditional manner: from caudal through rostral levels, ending with the descending auditory system. Note that these chapters, for the most part, review topic areas that are best considered basic research and are not translational in nature. However, the final section attempts to tie perception to the underlying physiologic responses, and chapters are parsed into stimulus factors (such as intensity, frequency, binaural stimulation, and complex sounds).
The second book in the series is Hearing Across the Life Span - Assessment and Disorders.
The third book in the series is Special Topics and provides "translational" perspectives on current topics in hearing science.
All three books in the series are also available to purchase as a bundle.
To view information about books 1 and 2, or the bundle, click on the "Related Titles" tab above.
AudiencePrimary Subject: Audiology / Neuroaudiology
Audience Level: Professional
Kelly Tremblay and Robert Burkard
2. Physics of Sound
Robert Burkard and Kathleen McNerney
Section I – Anatomy and Physiology
3. Peripheral Anatomy and Physiology—Outer and Middle Ear
4. Anatomy and Physiology of the Cochlea
Robert V. Harrison
5. Peripheral Anatomy and Physiology
Laurel H. Carney
6. Central Anatomy and Physiology—Cochlear Nuclei
7. The Superior Olivary Complex
Shigeyuki Kuwada and Tom C. T. Yin
8. The Lateral Lemniscus and Inferior Colliculus
Bradford J. May
9. The Medical Geniculate Body
Edward L. Bartlett
10. Auditory Cortex—Anatomy and Physiology
John F. Brugge
11. Efferent System
John J. Guinan, Jr.
Section II – Functioning Systems: Physiological Correlates of Perception
12. Perceptual Correlates of Frequency Coding in the Auditory System
Andrew J. Oxenham and Magdalena Wojtczak
13. Intensity Coding Throughout the Auditory System
Michael G. Heinz
14. Binaural Hearing, Sound Localization, and Spatial Hearing
G. C. Stecker and F. J. Gallun
15. Complex Sound Encoding—Vowels and Consonants
Donal G. Sinex
About The Authors
Kelly L. Tremblay is a Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and an Affiliate of the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center at the University of Washington.
Professor and Chair, Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo.