Everyday Audiology: A Practical Guide for Health Care Professionals

Second Edition

Kazunari Koike

Details: 224 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-545-5

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Everyday Audiology, Second Edition is an invaluable guide for clinicians involved in the care of patients with hearing impairment or balance disorders. Originally written for ENT residents, it has also become a useful resource for other health care professionals who need to synthesize audiologic test results and come up with one cohesive clinical diagnosis. This includes otolaryngologists, family medicine physicians, pediatricians, medical students, audiologists, audiology students, teachers of the hearing impaired, hearing instrument specialists, speech-language pathologists who work with hearing impaired children, and even physical therapists who provide rehabilitation to patients with balance disorders.

The book contains clinically relevant norms and values that are extremely useful for clinical interpretation. Drawn from lectures given to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residents and case reports conducted by clinical audiologists at West Virginia University School of Medicine, the book is designed for easy consumption of essential information. Key concepts are presented on left-hand pages and supporting and tabular material on the right.

The book is divided into five parts:

  • Part I: Evaluation of Hearing Disorders
  • Part II: Evaluation of Balance Disorders
  • Part III: Rehabilitation of Hearing Disorders
  • Part IV: Otologic/Audiologic Differential Diagnosis
  • Part V: References and Notes

For the second edition, there is an addition of an entirely new section. Otologic/audiologic diagnoses that are commonly seen in otology and audiology clinics are presented with a battery of associated audiologic examinations. In this new section (Part IV), the diagnostic code, commonly known as International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), is conveniently provided under each case as a reference.

Frequently used audiology terminology and significant clinical criteria are printed in bold. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code, if available, is listed under each test procedure. This book has been found to be helpful in preparation for periodic in-service exams for ENT residents, the ASHA praxis exam for AuD students, and the Step 2 clinical exam for medical students.


"Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Speech, Language & Hearing 2018 list."
—Doody's (2018)

Foreword by Stephen J. Wetmore, M.D, M.B.A.

Part I: Evaluation of Hearing Disorders

Hearing Level
Calibration and Equal-Loudness Contours
Degree of Hearing Loss
The Effects of Hearing Loss
Type of Hearing Loss
Effective Masking
Speech Reception Threshold and Discrimination

Tuning Fork Testing
High-Frequency Tympanogram
Acoustic Reflex

Understanding Acoustic Reflex Patterns

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
Stenger Test
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)

Neurologic ABR Interpretation
Threshold ABR
Auditory Steady-State Response
Electrocochleography (ECoG)

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)

Transient-Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (TEOAE)
Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE)

Central Auditory Processing (CAP)
CAPD Intervention

Part II: Evaluation of Balance Disorders
Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI)
Electronystagmography (ENG)

Tracking (Pursuit)
Optokinetic (OPK)
Dix-Hallpike Maneuver
Unilateral Weakness
Bilateral Weakness
Directional Preponderance

Rotational Chair
Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)
Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on Balance (CTSIB)
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)

Part III: Rehabilitation of Hearing Disorders
Hearing Aid Evaluation (HAE)

Size and Style of Hearing Aids

Assistive Listening Devices
Cochlear Implant

Criteria for Cochlear Implant Candidacy
Success Hierarchy from Cochlear Implant

Methods of Rehabilitation
Summary of Audiologic Tests for Common Ear Disorders

PART IV: Otologic/Audiologic Differential Diagnosis
Section A: Outer and Middle Ear
Congenital Aural Atresia
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction/Otitis Media
Perforated Tympanic Membrane

Acoustical Mechanism of the Outer and Middle Ear

Section B: Inner Ear
Hereditary Hearing Loss

Basics of Hearing Loss Inheritance

Unilateral Hearing Loss

Management of Educationally Significant Hearing Loss

Meniere’s Disease
Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Hearing Conservation Program
Compensation for Hearing Loss


Electrophysiologic Estimates of Hearing Loss


Reporting Adverse Events from Ototoxicity


Communicating with Someone with a Hearing Loss

Section C: Retrocochlear
Acoustic Neuroma
Abnormal Auditory Perception (Auditory Neuropathy/Dyssynchrony)
Section D: Facial Nerve and Balance
Bell’s Palsy
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Vestibular Neuronitis
Syndromes and Diseases Associated with Hearing Loss

PART V: References and Notes


Kazunari Koike

Kazunari (“Kaz”) Koike has been Director of Audiology and Professor of Otolaryngology at West Virginia University School of Medicine for the past 24 years. He was born in Tokyo, Japan and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics at Sophia University in Tokyo as well as Master’s and PhD degrees in Audiology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). Dr. Koike evaluates patients in a tertiary care ENT clinic on a daily basis, and his expertise encompasses all areas of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology.

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