Gary D. Lawson, Mary Peterson
Details: 192 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"
© 2012 | Available
Like other volumes in the Core Clinical Concepts in Audiology Series, Speech Audiometry is designed to be particularly helpful and appealing to students and clinicians. It provides a single, easy to manage volume that provides broad coverage of speech audiometry and masking in clinical protocols. In addition to providing appropriate background information, the coverage presents a broad spectrum of assessment tools ranging from traditional to modern. Procedures in this book will assist clinicians in determining differential diagnosis, assessing auditory processing ability, identifying pseudohypacusis, determining cochlear implant candidacy, predicting hearing aid benefit, and counseling.
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Lawson about his textbook on speech audiometry, critical differences in word recognition scores, dynamic range of speech, and more. Read the article from The Hearing Review here.
"It is well organized and clearly presented, starting with a concise overview of speech acoustics and calibration. As a single user-friendly guide to the topic it would be a genuinely useful addition to an audiology department."
—Carl Verschuur, MSc PhD RCS, Hearing and Balance Centre, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of South Hampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK., ENT & Audiology News (March/April 2013)
Highlights from the History of Speech Audiometry in the U.S.
Preview of Chapters
2. Brief Overview of Speech Acoustics
Speech Sound Production and Classification
Time (Duration and Rate)
3. Preparation for Testing
Familiarization with the Audiometer
Output Transducers and their Placement
The Test Environment
4. Traditional Measurements in Speech Audiometry
Speech Recognition and Identification Performance
Selected Factors that Affect Test Results
Interpreting Word Recognition Scores
5. Masking in Speech Audiometry
Masker Noises Used in Speech Audiometry
Masking Terms and Concepts
Clinical Masking Methods
6. Assessment for Differential Diagnosis
Interpreting Test Results
Clinical Decision Analysis: An Introduction
7. Assessment of Auditory Processing Disorders
General Guidelines for Assessment of APD
Speech Tests Used for APD Screening
Speech Tests Used in Diagnostic APD Battery
Other Tests that may be included in the APD test battery
8. Assessment of Pseudohypacusis
What is Pseudohypacusis?
Using Speech Materials to Investigate Suspicions
9. Use of Speech Stimuli for Hearing Aid Evaluations and to Optimize Hearing Aid Fittings
An Historical Perspective on Hearing Aid Fittings
Evidence-Based Protocol for Hearing Aid Fittings
10. Assessment to Determine Cochlear Implant Candidacy
Speech Perception Testing with Adults
Commonly Used Speech Perception Test Materials
Assessment of Speech-Reading Ability
Speech Perception Testing with a Child (5-18 years of age)
Speech Perception Testing with a Very Young Child (12-48 months)
Brad Stach Ph.D., Series Editor
The Core Clinical Concepts Series provides graduate students and inquiring practitioners with practical materials for development of fundamental clinical knowledge and skills for audiology practice. This series consists of texts pertaining to core clinical concepts and practice methods, as well as supplementary materials designed to engage readers in active learning via application of concepts. Currently available audiology texts commonly provide exhaustive examination of broad topic areas, necessary for advanced scholarship. Not widely available are pedagogical materials that provide students with clear, accessible, and effective instruction in fundamental concepts and clinical methods and protocols of audiology. The Core Clinical Concepts in Audiology Series answers this need through its unique approach, organization, and style, designed to promote successful learning of students and professionals. Books in the Core Clinical Concepts Series are:
- Concise. The succinct construction of series texts allows readers to efficiently acquire essential concepts and skills.
- Consistent. The uniformity of text organization and style allows readers to effectively utilize familiar and reasoned organization of texts.
- Comprehensive. Bundled thematic sets provide readers with thorough coverage of specific topic areas.
- Integrated. Workbooks, case studies, and laboratory exercises provide opportunities for reflection, application, and assessment of learned information. These materials are designed to increase depth of reader learning by application of knowledge in a variety of contexts.
Mark DeRuiter, Virginia Ramachandran
Details: 216 pages, 2-Color, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"
© 2017 | Available
Sumitrajit Dhar, James W. Hall, III
Details: 293 pages, 2-Color, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"
© 2018 | Available