Clinical Audiology: An Introduction

Third Edition

Brad A. Stach, Virginia Ramachandran

Details: 575 pages, 2-Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-94488-371-3

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The third edition of Clinical Audiology: An Introduction provides a comprehensive enhancement of all the introductory material available in previous editions of this stimulating textbook. Students can gain an understanding of the scope of the field of audiology and feel prepared to dive deeper into the subject as they progress through their courses. This essential book, now with even more exciting content and features, focuses on the clinical nature of audiology to familiarize students with the many challenging questions encountered by an audiologist.

This textbook is intended primarily for beginning-level students in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology. It is intended for the first major courses in audiology, whether it be at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Whether your goal is to pursue a career as an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist, Clinical Audiology: An Introduction, Third Edition is the most comprehensive, accessible book available to provide you with the clinical understanding to advance in your chosen field.

New to the Third Edition

  • New Coauthor: Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD
  • Two new chapters on implantable hearing technology and hearing assistive and connectivity technologies
  • Updated descriptions of hearing disorders and their causes
  • Expanded focus on diagnostic approach strategies
  • Expanded audiological treatment section
  • Updated hearing aid technology and verification approaches
  • An introduction to vestibular system assessment

 

Key Features

  • Chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the concepts to be discussed.
  • End of chapter discussion questions aid students in applying concepts.
  • End of chapter summaries outline the key points from the chapter improve retention
  • Margin notes provide key terms and definitions.
  • Bolded key terms draw attention to important concepts throughout the text.
  • Clinical notes describe particular techniques students might consider using.
  • Comprehensive glossary and index

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Contributors

Chapter 1. The Profession of Audiology in the United States
Learning Objectives
What Is an Audiologist?
What Is an Audiologist’s Role?
Where Do Audiologists Practice?
Relation to Other Professions
The Evolution of Audiology
Professional Requirements
Summary
Discussion Questions
Information Sources
Organizations
Resources

Section I. Hearing and its Disorders

Chapter 2. The Nature of Hearing
Learning Objectives
The Nature of Sound
The Auditory System
How We Hear
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 3. The Nature of Hearing Disorder
Learning Objectives
Degree and Configuration of Hearing Sensitivity Loss
Ear Specificity of Hearing Disorder
Type of Hearing Loss
Timing Factors Impacting Hearing Disorder
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 4. Causes of Hearing Disorder
Learning Objectives
Auditory Pathology
Conductive Hearing Disorders
Sensory Hearing Disorders
Neural Hearing Disorders
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Articles and Books
Web Sites

Section II. Audiological Diagnosis

Chapter 5. Introduction to Audiological Diagnosis
Learning Objectives
The First Question
The Audiologist’s Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Articles and Books
Web Sites

Chapter 6. Audiological Diagnostic Tools: Pure Tone Audiometry
Learning Objectives
Equipment and Test Environment
The Audiogram
Establishing the Pure-Tone Audiogram
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 7. Audiological Diagnostic Tools: Speech Audiometry
Learning Objectives
Speech Audiometry
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 8. Audiological Diagnostic Tools: Immittance Measures
Learning Objectives
Immittance Audiometry
Instrumentation
Measurement Technique
Basic Immittance Measures
Principles of Interpretation
Clinical Applications
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 9. Audiological Diagnostic Tools: Physiologic Measures
Learning Objectives
Auditory Evoked Potentials
Summary
Otoacoustic Emissions
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 10/ The Test-battery Approach to Audiological Diagnosis
Learning Objectives
Determination of Auditory Disorder
The Test Battery Approach in Adults
The Test Battery Approach in Pediatrics
Different Approaches for Different Populations
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 11. Communicating Audiometric Results 
Learning Objectives
Talking to Patients
Writing Reports
Making Referrals
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Section III. Audiological Treatment

Chapter 12. Introduction to Audiological Treatment
Learning Objectives
The First Questions
The Audiologist’s Challenge
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 13. Audiological Treatment Tools: Hearing Aids
Learning Objectives
Hearing Instrument Anatomy
Hearing Instrument Physiology
Consideration for Hearing Aid Options
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 14. Audiological Treatment Tools: Implantable Hearing Technology
Learning Objectives
Cochlear Implants
Bone-Conduction Implants
Middle-Ear Implants
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 15. Audiological Treatment Tools: Hearing Assistive and Connectivity Technologies 
Learning Objectives
The Challenges of Complex Environments
Hearing Assistive Technology
Telecommunication Access Technologies
Assistive Listening Devices
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 16. Audiological Treatment Tools: Verification and Outcome Measures
Learning Objectives
Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting
Orientation, Counseling, and Follow-up
Assessing Outcomes
Post-Fitting Rehabilitation
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Chapter 17. Different Treatment Approaches for Different Populations
Learning Objectives
Adult Populations
Pediatric Populations
Other Populations
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Section IV. Vestibular System Function and Assessment

Chapter 18. Introduction to Balance Function and Assessment
Learning Objectives
The Vestibular System
Disorders of Dizziness and Balance
The Balance Function Test Battery
The Test Battery in Action
Summary
Discussion Questions
Resources

Glossary
Appendix A. Audiology Scope of Practice
Appendix B. Audiology Standards of Practice
Appendix C. Answers to Discussion Questions
Index

 

Brad A. Stach

Brad A. Stach, PhD, is Director of the Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Stach has served in audiology leadership positions in Houston, Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, Halifax, and St. Louis. He has also held faculty appointments at the Baylor College of Medicine, Georgetown University, Stanford University, Dalhousie University, Washington University of Saint Louis, and Wayne State University, among others. Dr. Stach is the author of a number of books, bookchapters, and articles and is an editorial consultant for several professional journals. He was a founding board member of the American Academy of Audiology and has served as its President and the Chair of its Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Virginia Ramachandran

Virginia Ramachandran, MSW, AuD, PhD, is an Educational and Training Specialist at Oticon, Inc. Prior to this, she was a Senior Staff Audiologist and the Research Coordinator for the Division of Audiology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and the Clinical Educational Coordinator for the Audiology program at Wayne State University. Her professional leadership services have included the Executive Board of the American Academy of Audiology, the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, and as President of the Michigan Academy of Audiology. Dr. Ramachandran serves on the Editorial Board for Plural Publishing, Inc.

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