Six Decades of Audiological Research
Details: 175 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"
© 2022 | Coming Soon
Release Date: 08/25/2021
Available for purchase starting 07/26/2021
As a pioneer in the field of audiology, Dr. James Jerger has been involved in cutting-edge resource throughout the development of the field. In his new text, Six Decades of Audiological Research, readers can experience the evolution of diagnostic audiology through his unique perspective. By detailing case studies from his own work over the years, Dr. Jerger gives his audience a chance to be a fly on the wall for major moments throughout the history of audiology.
In the first section of the book, Dr. Jerger relates case studies and other stories from his early years in the field, including his time at both Northwestern and the Houston Speech and Hearing Center. Then, he dives into his years at Baylor College of Medicine. In the final section, he discusses his time researching auditory event-related potentials at the University of Texas.
“This book is an adventure. It tells the story of the evolution of diagnostic audiology through the voice of one of its greatest contributors, Dr. James Jerger… Jerger’s lively narrative describes, in his wise and witty way, what he was thinking throughout six productive decades of game-changing audiological research. He provides us with a view, through case studies of his own work, of an unparalleled perspective, from the room where it happened.”—From the Foreword by Brad A. Stach, PhD
Chapter 1. The Early Years
A Diagnostic Challenge
Abnormal Auditory Adaptation
Brain Stem versus Temporal Lobe
Chapter 2. Immittance Audiometry
The Stapedius Muscle Reflex
An Educational Adventure
Chapter 3. Auditory Processing Disorder
The Birth of APD
An Account of an Interesting Patient
Chapter 4. A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
An Important Point
History and Medical Findings
Chapter 5. Binaural Hearing Aids
An Early Study
But Is the Group Representative of Everyone in It?
A Very Intact Nonagenerian
Chapter 6. Cued Listening
Three Illustrative Individual Patients
Chapter 7. Aging and Gender Effects
Can Speech Understanding Problems in Elderly Persons be Explained by the Audiogram?
Auditory Processing Disorder versus Cognitive Decline
A Longitudinal Case Study
Some Gender Differences
Another Gender Effect – The Shape of the Audiogram
Chapter 8. Auditory Event-Related Potentials to Words
The Importance of Forcing a Decision
The Framework of an Auditory Event-Related Potential Procedure (AERP)
The Late Positive Component (LPC)
The Right Ear Advantage
But What About Nontarget Words?
Processing Negativity (PN)
Chapter 9. A Twin Study
Behavioral Psychoacoustic Measures of Auditory Processing
Standardized Cognitive/ Linguistic Evaluations
Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Chapter 10. Odds and Ends
A Visit to Montreal
“Normal Audiometric Findings”
A Researcher’s Dream
A Herculean Effort
James Jerger, Carol A. Silverman
Details: 124 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"
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