Audiology: Science to Practice
Steven Kramer, David K. Brown
Details: 487 pages, 2-Color, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"
© 2023 | Available
With two new chapters, improved artwork, and significant updates made throughout, the fourth edition of Audiology: Science to Practice continues to be the most comprehensive textbook for audiology and hearing science courses, as well as for health care professionals wanting a better understanding of hearing science and audiology practices. It is written in a style that makes new or difficult concepts relatively easy to understand, while still providing more coverage of hearing and vestibular science and clinical audiology than other introductory texts.
Topics include information about the profession of audiology, acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, preparing for the patient, otoscopy, pure-tone audiometry and speech measures, audiogram interpretations, masking, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, wideband acoustic immittance, otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem responses, hearing screening, hearing aids, assistive listening aides, cochlear and other implantable devices, vestibular evaluation, descriptions of auditory and vestibular disorders, and aural rehabilitation. There is also a chapter on the roles of speech-language pathologists related to understanding and caring for persons with hearing and balance concerns. Where relevant, the material includes evidence-based practice.
New to the Fourth Edition
- Two new chapters: Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist and Other Treatments and (Re)habilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders
- Many new beautifully drawn two-color anatomy and physiology illustrations
- Black and white figures have been color-enhanced
- Several chapters were reorganized and updated to include vestibular anatomy, physiology, and vestibular disorders within the relevant auditory chapters
- A separate chapter on vestibular evaluation and bedside screening
- Many chapters expanded to provide information on environmental factors that affect the transmission of sound, signal-to-noise ratio, preparation for testing, cerumen management, assistive listening technology systems (HATS), and status of over-the-counter hearing aids
- Updated references and standards throughout
- Many illustrations to help clarify and expand on key concepts
- Chapters begin with a list of learning objectives and end with key references
- Punctuated with historical and informational set-aside boxes
- An easy-to-read writing style to help students understand scientific concepts
- Key terms highlighted throughout with a comprehensive end-of-book glossary
- A PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides and an image bank for instructors, James Jerger’s chapter on the History of Audiology, and more
The authors have also created a companion study aid for students, Audiology Workbook, Fourth Edition.
“This fourth edition is an introductory text to the field of audiology with in-depth content needed for the beginning student. The third edition was published in 2018. This new edition has updated content in all chapters and added two new chapters on treatment and the speech-language pathology role.
This book offers comprehensive, yet introductory coverage for those with little to no background in audiology. It provides an introduction to and the history of audiology, hearing science, and clinical audiology…
The intended audience is undergraduate speech and hearing science majors (communication disorders), graduate speech-language pathology students, and doctoral audiology students…
Beginning the book with history of the profession and audiology as a career is a perfect introduction to this resource. The first line, "Welcome to the fascinating world of audiology!" demonstrates the readability and connection of the authors to the readers. The glossary words are highlighted in blue within the text. Instead of including definitions on the page, this provides a cleaner, less distracting read while still offering assistance of ready content to the readers. The book covers science, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic tests, pathologies, and therapy.
Likely the best aspect of this text is the way the authors write directly to the student, which draws the readers in. As a professor of undergraduate and graduate audiology courses, I can attest that this is a very well-written, easy-to-understand and engaging text for students…”
–Lori J. Newport, AuD, Biola University, from Doody’s Reviews (May 2022)
PART I. Perspectives on the Profession of Audiology
Chapter 1. The Discipline of Audiology
Professional Organizations in the United States
Development of the Profession of Audiology
Chapter 2. Audiology as a Career
Education and Professional Credentials in the United States
What Do Audiologists Do?
Membership Demographics in the United States and Work Settings
PART II. Fundamentals of Hearing and Balance Science
Chapter 3. Properties of Sound and Speech Acoustics
Simple Vibrations and Sound Transmission
Other Factors That Affect Sound Propagation
Intensity and Pressure
Inverse Square Law
Audibility by Frequency
Acoustics of Speech
Chapter 4. Anatomy of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
Overview and General Orientation
Chapter 5. Functions of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
Air-to-Fluid Impedance Mismatch
Inner Ear (Cochlea)
Summary of the Auditory Transduction Process
PART III. Evaluation of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
Chapter 6. Preparation for Testing and Pure-Tone Audiometry
Preparation for Testing
Air Conduction Versus Bone Conduction Testing
Obtaining Pure-Tone Thresholds
Variables Influencing Thresholds
Variations with Young Children or Difficult-to-Test Populations
Chapter 7. Audiogram Interpretation
Other Audiogram Situations to Consider
Decibel of Sensation Level
Chapter 8. Speech Audiometry
Speech Testing Equipment and Calibration
Speech Threshold Measures
Word Recognition Score
Interpreting Word Recognition Scores
Variations with Young Children or Difficult-to-Test Populations
Chapter 9. Masking for Pure-Tone and Speech Audiometry
Making Decisions on When to Mask
How to Mask for Air Conduction Pure-Tone Thresholds (Plateau Method)
How to Mask for Bone Conduction Pure-Tone Thresholds (Plateau Method)
Summary of Pure Tone Masking Steps
Masking Examples for Pure-Tone Thresholds
Masking for Speech Audiometry
Chapter 10. Immittance
Wideband Acoustic Immittance
Acoustic Reflex Threshold
Acoustic Reflex Decay
Chapter 11. Auditory Evoked Physiologic Responses
Auditory Brainstem Responses
Auditory Steady-State Responses
Chapter 12. Screening for Hearing Loss
Historical and Current Practice Guidelines
Hearing Identification Programs
Screening the Hearing of Newborns
School Age Children
Screening Outcomes and Efficacy
Chapter 13. Vestibular Evaluation and Screening
Basic Test Battery
Other Vestibular Tests
Chapter 14. Disorders of Hearing and Balance
Describing Hearing Disorders
Inner Ear (Cochlear) Acquired
Auditory Nerve and Central Nervous System
Nonorganic (Functional) Hearing Loss
PART IV. Treatment/Management of Hearing Problems
Chapter 15. Hearing Aids
H. Gustav Mueller
Hearing Aid Dispensing
Workflow for the Selection and Fitting of Hearing Aids
Assessment of Hearing Aid Candidacy—Step 1
Treatment Planning—Step 2
Selection and Fitting of Hearing Aids—Step 3
Basic Hearing Aid Styles
Hearing Aid Programming
Hearing Assistive Technology Systems
Chapter 16. Implantable Devices
Middle Ear Implant
Auditory Brainstem Implant
Chapter 17. Other Treatments and (Re)habilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders
Chapter 18. Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist
Prevention and Wellness
Modalities, Technology, and Instrumentation
Population and Systems
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