Basic Concepts of Clinical Electrophysiology in Audiology

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John D. Durrant, Cynthia G. Fowler, John A. Ferraro, Suzanne C. Purdy

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ISBN13: 978-1-63550-175-9

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Basic Concepts of Clinical Electrophysiology in Audiology is a revolutionary textbook, combining the research and expertise of both distinguished experts and up-and-coming voices in the field. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, the editors of this graduate-level text break down all aspects of Electrophysiology to make it accessible to Audiology students. In addition to defining the basics of the tools of the trade and their routine uses, the authors also provide ample presentations of new approaches currently undergoing continuing research and development. The goal of this textbook is to give developing audiologists a broad and solid basis of understanding of the methods in common or promising practice. 

Throughout the text, individual chapters are uniquely divided into “episodes,” each examining a facet of the overarching chapter’s topic. With different experts handling each episode, readers are exposed to outstanding workers in the field. This text singularly stitches together the chapters and their episodes to build from foundational concepts to more complex issues that clinicians are likely to face on their road to full clinical competency. As collections of episodes, the writers and editors thus endeavor to present a series of stories that build throughout the book, in turn allowing readers to build a broader interest in the subject.

Key Features

  • Heads Up! sections in each chapter introduce more advanced content to expose readers to what lies beyond the basic level and further enhance the main chapter content and “entertainment value”
  • Take home messages at the end of each chapter serve to focus the reader’s attention, encourage review, and discourage superficial learning by “just reading the abstract”
  • More than 450 innovative illustrations use combinations of panels, insets, and/or gray tone to facilitate reader understanding, optimize portrayal of data, and unify concepts across chapters
  • Numerous case studies and references to practical clinical issues and results are included throughout the book
  • Keywords are highlighted in-text to both improve attention and retention of critical terms and ease of returning to review them
  • For intructors, access to the PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides

Contributors List

  • John D. Durrant
  • J. Robert Boston 
  • W. Wiktor Jedrzejczak
  • Rafael E. Delgado
  • Robert Burkard
  • M. Patrick Feeney
  • Krzysztof M. Kochanek
  • Lech K. Śliwa
  • Frank E. Musiek
  • Christopher D. Bauch
  • Wayne O. Olsen
  • Steven L. Bell
  • Ozcan Ozdamar 
  • Cynthia G. Fowler
  • Suzanne C. Purdy
  • Jacek Smurzynski
  • John A. Ferraro
  • José J. Barajas de Prat
  • Martin Walger
  • George A. Tavartkiladze
  • David W. Purcell
  • Vijayalakshmi (Viji) Easwar
  • Ananthanarayan Krishnan
  • Maria C. Perez-Abalo
  • Susan A. Small
  • Jun Ho Lee
  • Joaquín Tomás Valderrama-Valenzuela
  • So E. Park
  • Thierry Morlet 
  • Barbara K. Cone
  • Linda J. Hood
  • Abreena I. Tlumak
  • Mridula Sharma
  • Ronny K. Ibrahim
  • Fabrice Bardy
  • Monica J. Chapchap
  • Patricia C. Mancini
  • Diane L. Sabo
  • David L. McPherson
  • Lionel Collet
  • Andy J. Beynon

Foreword by José J. Barajas de Prat
Special Message to Student Readers and Others Aspiring toward Competent Use of Clinical Neurophysiology in Audiology
Special Message to Instructors Adopting This Textbook

Chapter 1. Basic Concepts of Clinical Electrophysiology in Audiology Prequel—A Peek at the Auditory Evoked Potentials and Areas of Application
John D. Durrant
Heads Up:  Like in Space, Takes Time to Travel along the Auditory Pathway—So What?

Chapter 2. Signals and Systems Essentials
Episode 1.  Signal Generation, Analysis, and Conditioning—Analog versus Digital Perspectives
J. Robert Boston and John D. Durrant
Episode 2.  Temporal versus Spectral Views: The Saga Continues—Impulsive versus Steady-State    
W. Wiktor Jedrzejczak
Heads Up. Prequel 2—Why Computers So Important in this Area of Audiology and Are They Everywhere?
Rafael E. Delgado
Episode 3.  Signal-Issues Particular to Stimulating the Auditory System and Importance of Being Calibrated
Robert Burkard
Heads Up.  Wideband Transmission and the Middle Ear Bottleneck
M. Patrick Feeney

Chapter 3. Electrically Connecting to Humans to Access Their Auditory Neurosensory Systems
Episode 1. 
Bio-Electric Basics, Interface Dilemmas, and Electrode Montages/Caps—One Size Fits All?
John D. Durrant, Krzysztof M. Kochanek, and Lech K. Śliwa
Episode 2.  Functional Neuroanatomy of ‘AEP Space’ and Underlying Neurophysiological Bases
Frank E. Musiek
Heads Up.  Need That Like a Hole in the Head? What about a Nail? A Case in Point!
Christopher D. Bauch and Wayne O. Olsen

Chapter 4. Stimulating the Auditory System and the How and Why of an “Evoked” Response
Episode 1.
  Extracting the Response’s Signal from Noise Background
Steven L. Bell
Episode 2.  The Good, Bad and Ugly?—Optimizing Response Extraction from Background Noise and How Signal Processing May Become Too Much?
Ozcan Ozdamar and John D. Durrant
Heads Up.  Interlude—And Don’t Even Have to Raise Your Hand When You Hear the Beep???
John D. Durrant, Cynthia G. Fowler, and Suzanne C. Purdy

Chapter 5. Evoking Responses of the Peripheral Auditory System
Episode 1.
  First Sign Something’s Going on in There:  An Acoustic Response of the Inner Ear
Jacek Smurzynski
Heads Up.  Otoacoustic Emission without Turning on Sound? Who Knew?
W. Wiktor Jedrzejczak
Episode 2.  CM, SP, and AP:  Not Alphabet Soup and First-Signs AEPs Are Afoot!
John D. Durrant and John A. Ferraro
Episode 3.  Electrocochleography:  How Do Electrical Signals Get from the Hearing Organ to the “Outside” and What Good Are They?
John A. Ferraro and John D. Durrant
Heads Up. Intriguing ECochG App:  Sensing Weakened Wall of Semicircular Canal
John D. Durrant, John A. Ferraro, and José J. Barajas de Prat
Episode 4.  What More Can Electrocochleography Teach, Including about What to Expect Later?
Martin Walger

Chapter 6. Evoking Responses of the Central Auditory System I. – Testing the Brainstem
Episode 1.
  The ABR:  General Interpretation—Its Nature and Peripheral versus Central Effects
George A. Tavartkiladze
Heads Up.  Binaural Interaction in the Brainstem?
Cynthia G. Fowler
Episode 2.  ABRs to Complex Stimuli/Paradigms; Frequency and Modulation Following Responses
David W. Purcell and Vijayalakshmi (Viji) Easwar
Heads Up. Speech-Elicited EFR and FFR
Ananthanarayan Krishnan
Episode 3.  Auditory Steady State Response--80-Hz Response
Maria C. Perez-Abalo
Episode 4.  Evoked Response Audiometry using ABR/ASSR Measurements
Susan A. Small
Episode 5.  Differential Diagnostic Applications
Cynthia G. Fowler and Jun Ho Lee
Heads Up.  Differential Diagnostic Case Studies and the Challenge of Auditory Neuropathy    
Jun Ho Lee and José J. Barajas de Prat
Heads Up.  Post-Auricular Muscle Response—Friend/Foe/Why Care?
Suzanne C. Purdy

Chapter 7. Evoking Responses of the Central Auditory System II. – Testing Midbrain and Cortical Projection Pathways
Episode 1.
  Auditory Middle Latency Responses and 40-Hz ASSR—Signals en Route to the Cortex
Joaquín Tomás Valderrama-Valenzuela
Episode 2.  Why ERA Using AMLR or 40-Hz ASSR Measurement
Cynthia G. Fowler and So E. Park
Episode 3.  Diagnostic/Other Clinical Applications of AMLR/40-Hz Responses
Thierry Morlet and So E. Park
Heads Up.  BIC Update—Whither Beyond Pontine CANS?
Cynthia G. Fowler and So E. Park

Chapter 8. Evoking Responses of the Central Auditory System III. – Cortical Level Testing
Episode 1.
  Call Them Late, But They Were the Frist AEPs for Practical ERA—LLRs
Barbara K. Cone
Episode 2.  Why ERA Using Cortical Response Measurement
Linda J. Hood, Rafael E. Delgado, and Abreena I. Tlumak
Heads Up. A Case Spared of Inappropriate Treatment Thanks to Testing Both SLRs and LLRs                  
John D. Durrant and Martin Walger
Episode 3.  Late-Late Shows in AEPdom and Others Beyond Obligatories:  When Just Turning on the Same Stimulus Is Not Enough
Mridula Sharma
Heads Up. Peek at EEG Analyses via Advanced Signal Processing—Not Just Pretty Pictures
Ronny K. Ibrahim and Mridula Sharma
Heads Up. The Change Potential—Sometimes What’s Later Tells More
Fabrice Bardy

Chapter 9. Newborn and Other Pediatric or Related Testing of “Difficult” Patients—General Methods and Principles of Newborn Screening
Episode 1.
  Screening Hearing Responses versus Threshold Estimation and Estimating Audiometric Configuration
Monica J. Chapchap and Patricia C. Mancini
Episode 2.  Bone Conduction Testing—A Special Challenge, Yet Efficacious With Understanding
Susan A. Small
Episode 3.  Testing Patients under Natural Sleep or Medically Induced Sedation/Unconsciousness
Diane L. Sabo
Heads Up. Testing the Patient Who “Exaggerates” Their Hearing Thresholds
John D. Durrant and Cynthia G. Fowler
Episode 4. Testing Patients with Cochlear or Brainstem Implants
Andy J. Beynon

Chapter 10. Testing Potentially Beyond Hearing-Related Yet of Interest in Audiology the Profession
Heads Up.
  Not Only Electric Fields, Magnetic Fields Too—Confirming Origins                      
John D. Durrant, David L. McPherson, and Lionel Collet
Episode 1. Quick Look at IntraOperative Monitoring and Other Evoked Potentials
Abreena I. Tlumak and John D. Durrant
Heads Up.  A Case of Elective Surgery That Could Have Gone Badly Were It Not for IONM
John D. Durrant and Abreena I. Tlumak
Episode 2.  Whose Land Is This?
Suzanne C. Purdy


John D. Durrant

John D. Durrant, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Pittsburgh

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Cynthia G. Fowler

Cynthia G. Fowler, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Madison

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John A. Ferraro

John A. Ferraro, PhD, Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech, University of Kansas

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Suzanne C. Purdy

Suzanne C. Purdy, PhD, Professor, Head of School of Psychology, The University of Auckland

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