Foundations of Speech and Hearing: Anatomy and Physiology

Second Edition

Jeannette D. Hoit, Gary Weismer, Brad Story

Details: 385 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-306-7

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Release Date: 02/26/2021

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This comprehensive textbook for undergraduate-level anatomy and physiology courses in communication sciences and disorders programs is neither oversimplified nor excessively detailed. The book is written with clinical endpoints in mind, and only those topics that are ultimately important to understanding, evaluating, and managing clients with speech, hearing, and swallowing disorders are covered.

Drawing on material from the best-selling Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception, Third Edition textbook (Hixon, Weismer, & Hoit, 2020), the authors have provided chapters that cover basic concepts in anatomy and physiology, each of the speech subsystems (respiratory, laryngeal, velopharyngeal-nasal, and pharyngeal oral), the auditory system, swallowing physiology, and neural structures and mechanisms that support speech/language, hearing, and swallowing. The text was carefully crafted to meet the needs of entry-level university students and the figures were designed to feature the key elements of the concepts discussed in the text.


New to the Second Edition

  • New author, Brad Story, PhD, who brings fresh ideas and perspectives to the book
  • New introductory chapter that covers several basic concepts of anatomy and physiology
  • More than 20 videos that demonstrate key concepts in the text, most of which were created specifically for this book
  • Clinical Notes sections in chapters 2 through 8 that highlight the relevance of anatomy and physiology to the clinical practices of speech-language pathology and audiology
  • Nearly 100 new or updated illustrations
  • Extensively revised text to enhance clarity and provide support for beginning students
  • Updated material based on recent literature


Key Features

  • Numerous beautiful, full-color illustrations
  • Complex information presented clearly and concisely, in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Clinical applications to basic anatomy and physiology are woven throughout the book
  • Supplementary resources on the PluralPlus companion website, including PowerPoint slides and test questions for instructors and videos, study guides, and homework exercises for students

Jeannette D. Hoit

Jeannette D. Hoit, PhD, CCC-SLP is Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Director of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Arizona and a speech-language pathologist. Dr. Hoit received her BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles, her MA in Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University, and her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona, and she pursued postdoctoral study in the Harvard School of Public Health Respiratory Biology Program and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Speech Research Laboratory. Dr. Hoit's research focuses on speech physiology, with an emphasis on normal aging and development, neuromotor speech disorders, and respiratory function and dysfunction. Dr. Hoit is a past and current editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and past president of the American Association of Phonetic Sciences. She has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from San Diego State University and several teaching and mentoring awards from the University of Arizona.

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Gary Weismer

Gary Weismer, PhD, is Oros-Bascom Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and his doctorate from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. Dr. Weismer's research publications concern speech production in healthy talkers, as well as speech production and speech intelligibility in persons with motor speech disorders. Dr. Weismer served twice as Associate Editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (formerly the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research), as Associate Editor at Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica (FPL) from 2004 to 2011, and as Editor-in-Chief at FPL from 2011 to 2016. During his 35 years at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Weismer won several teaching awards, including for mentoring efforts in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Honors program. Dr. Weismer mentored 16 doctoral students during his career, many of whom are currently scientific leaders and university administrators. He is a past member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics IALP), an Honored Member of IALP, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and past chair of his department. He has edited, authored, and coauthored five textbooks.

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Brad Story

Brad Story, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the College of Science at the University of Arizona. Dr. Story received his BS in Applied Physics from the University of Northern Iowa in 1987 and his PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Iowa in 1995. From 1987-1991, he was employed in industry as an engineer where he developed computational models and instrumentation systems for designing and measuring the performance of mufflers. Dr. Story’s research publications concern the mechanics, aerodynamics, and acoustics of speech production, as well as the perception of speech sounds. Dr. Story is a past and present Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and recipient of the ASA’s Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education in 2016. Dr. Story was recognized by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association in 2013 with the Willard R. Zemlin Lecture Award, and by the University of Iowa in 2018 with a Distinguished Alum Award. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

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Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception

Third Edition

Thomas J. Hixon, Gary Weismer, Jeannette D. Hoit

Details: 728 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-061-5

© 2020 | Available

Preclinical Speech Science Workbook

Third Edition

Jeannette D. Hoit, Gary Weismer

Details: 436 pages, B&W, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-063-9

© 2020 | Available

Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide for Speech and Hearing

Second Edition

William Culbertson, Stephanie Cotton Christensen, Dennis C. Tanner

Details: 416 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-496-0

© 2013 | Available

Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders: The Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice

First Edition

Gary Weismer, David K. Brown

Details: 388 pages, Full Color, Softcover, 8.5"x11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-297-3

© 2021 | Available

Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing

Sixth Edition

J. Anthony Seikel, David G. Drumright, Daniel J. Hudock

Details: 912 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-279-4

© 2021 | Available