Basic Audiometry Learning Manual

Third Edition

Mark DeRuiter, Virginia Ramachandran

Details: 231 pages, 2-Color, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-371-5

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Release Date: 10/01/2021

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Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Third Edition is designed to provide students and beginning clinicians with instruction in the art and science of clinical audiometry techniques. Well-defined learning outcomes, review of concepts, observation exercises, guided practice, and review materials serve as catalysts for active learning of concepts and provide opportunity for utilization of fundamental audiometry methods. The comprehensive content of the Learning Manual encompasses the breadth of audiologic evaluation, including history taking and patient communication, ear canal assessment and management, immittance, pure-tone testing, masking, speech audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, patient counseling, and report writing. 

Chapters can be taught in a serial fashion, following the sequence of a typical audiologic evaluation. Alternatively, the order of activities can be tailored to suit a particular instructional curriculum, or as individual topics coalesced with immediate goals.

New to the Third Edition

  • A new chapter focused on audiometry as a precursor to hearing treatment
  • Updated figures to reflect what learners will experience in modern clinical practice
  • Updated terminology to reflect current clinical practice
  • Many new online supplemental materials for instructors to engage their learners

Key Features

  • Learning Outcomes provide students with clear goals for knowledge and skill-building and provide a foundation for students to evaluate their progress toward clinical competence outcomes
  • Review of Concepts provides a concise examination of the theoretical knowledge necessary for performance of clinical activities
  • Observation challenges students to witness the behavior of clinical instructors or practicing professionals in the act of clinical practice
  • Guided Practice leads the student through exercises designed to provide firsthand experience with performing clinical activities
  • Reflection and Review provides students with opportunities to incorporate newfound understanding gained through Observation and Guided Practice into their theoretical and conceptual knowledge base through answering reflective and review questions
  • A PluralPlus companion website with audiograms for interpretation and videos of common procedures


Chapter 1. Greeting the Patient

Chapter 2. The Patient Interview

Chapter 3. Otoscopic Examination

Chapter 4. Immittance Instrumentation 

Chapter 5. Tympanometry

Chapter 6. Acoustic Reflex Thresholds

Chapter 7. Acoustic Reflex Decay

Chapter 8. Audiometer Instrumentation

Chapter 9. Biologic Check of Audiometer Instrumentation

Chapter 10. Obtaining a Threshold

Chapter 11. Obtaining an Unmasked Air-Conduction Audiogram

Chapter 12. Obtaining an Unmasked Bone-Conduction Audiogram

Chapter 13. Masking

Chapter 14. Speech Thresholds

Chapter 15. Word Recognition Testing

Chapter 16. Masking for Speech Audiometry

Chapter 17. The Stenger Test

Chapter 18. Tuning Fork Tests

Chapter 19. Otoacoustic Emissions

Chapter 20. Assessment of Communication Function

Chapter 21. Interpreting Test Results

Chapter 22. Counseling the Patient

Chapter 23. Reporting Results

Chapter 24. Common Pitfalls in Audiologic Evaluation

References and Bibliography

Mark DeRuiter

Mark DeRuiter, PhD, MBA, is an audiologist and speech-language pathologist. He is the director of the Clinical Science Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. DeRuiter has taught introduction to audiology, aural rehabilitation, and advanced aural rehabilitation, with teaching experiences in the United States and Taiwan. Dr. DeRuiter’s leadership experiences include serving on the executive board of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and serving on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Council for Clinical Certification.

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Virginia Ramachandran

Virginia Ramachandran, MSW, AuD, PhD, is an educational and training specialist at Oticon, Inc. She is also an adjunct instructor at Wayne State University and Western Michigan University. Her professional leadership services have included serving on the executive board of the American Academy of Audiology, serving on the board of directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, and serving as president of the Michigan Academy of Audiology. Dr. Ramachandran serves on the editorial board for Plural Publishing.

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Purchase of Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Third Edition comes with access to supplementary materials on a PluralPlus companion website.

To access the materials, you must register the access code* printed on the inside front cover of your book on the companion website.

*Note: If you have purchased this book used or have rented it, your access code will not work if it was already redeemed by the original buyer of the book. Plural Publishing does not offer replacement access codes for used or rented books.

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Details: 216 pages, 2-Color, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-865-4

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