Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience: Normal Aspects of Hearing

First Edition

Kelly Tremblay, Robert F. Burkard

Details: 488 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-202-7

© 2012

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Normal Aspects of Hearing is the first book in a three-book series focused on Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience.

The book starts out with a chapter on acoustics, and the rest of the book focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory systems in a rather traditional manner: from caudal through rostral levels, ending with the descending auditory system. Note that these chapters, for the most part, review topic areas that are best considered basic research and are not translational in nature. However, the final section attempts to tie perception to the underlying physiologic responses, and chapters are parsed into stimulus factors (such as intensity, frequency, binaural stimulation, and complex sounds).

The second book in the series is Hearing Across the Life Span - Assessment and Disorders.

The third book in the series is Special Topics and provides "translational" perspectives on current topics in hearing science.

Reviews

"The highlight of this book is the stellar array of authors chosen to write chapters. Each is a world-renowned scientist and noted expert in the domains of audiology, auditory neuroscience, biology, and/or engineering and each has dominated their respective topic areas for many years and for the majority, have decades of research leadership. The editors have succeeded admirably in their selection of authors and topical material. As a result, this book solidifies the knowledge base contained in these various areas and allows the readership to thoroughly enjoy and learn from the science contained therein. The majority of chapters are supplemented by original figures; most of which are well planned out, beautifully executed, and for the most part, easy to follow. With respect to the chapters on anatomy and physiology written by Professors Rosowski, Harrison, May, Guinan, Møller, Brugge and the other notable contributors, what comes to mind is elegant science combined with comprehensive descriptions, theoretical accounts, and when appropriate, clinical perspectives. Fortunately for us, the authors of these chapters do not disappoint; this is the type of excellent science writing that will endure the test-of-time and no doubt, will evolve into classic works that will set the standard for many years to come. In sum, this book is a state-of-the-art review of normal auditory processes in the areas of anatomy, physiology, and perception. It is a must read for graduate students in audiology, psychology, and neuroscience; and for medical students and residents in Neurology, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, and Neurosurgery, and engineers interested in this topic. It is now on my bookshelf and I plan to use it extensively for many years to come. The editors should be congratulated on their thoughtful and well-balanced exposé on auditory neuroscience. The authors of the individual chapters are also praiseworthy in terms of their clear presentations and comprehensive coverage of their respective topics. Overall, the authors continue to execute at a high level; as would be expected from scientists of their caliber."
Anthony T. Cacase, PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Wayne State University, in the International Journal of Audiology (November 2014)

Contents

1. Introduction
Kelly Tremblay and Robert Burkard
2. Physics of Sound
Robert Burkard and Kathleen McNerney

Section I —Anatomy and Physiology
3. Peripheral Anatomy and Physiology-Outer and Middle Ear
John Rosowski
4. Anatomy and Physiology of the Cochlea
Robert V. Harrison
5. Peripheral Anatomy and Physiology
Laurel H. Carney
6. Central Anatomy and Physiology-Cochlear Nuclei
Aage Moller
7. The Superior Olivary Complex
Shigeyuki Kuwada and Tom C. T. Yin
8. The Lateral Lemniscus and Inferior Colliculus
Bradford J. May
9. The Medical Geniculate Body
Edward L. Bartlett
10. Auditory Cortex-Anatomy and Physiology
John F. Brugge
11. Efferent System
John J. Guinan, Jr.

Section II —Functioning Systems: Physiological Correlates of Perception
12. Perceptual Correlates of Frequency Coding in the Auditory System
Andrew J. Oxenham and Magdalena Wojtczak
13. Intensity Coding Throughout the Auditory System
Michael G. Heinz
14. Binaural Hearing, Sound Localization, and Spatial Hearing
G. C. Stecker and F. J. Gallun
15. Complex Sound Encoding-Vowels and Consonants
Donal G. Sinex

Kelly Tremblay

Kelly Tremblay, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University at Washington. She earned a bachelor’s degree. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a MSc in Audiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her interest in hearing science began in Colorado, as an audiologist who worked with hearing aid and cochlear implant users. Interested in auditory rehabilitation, she returned to school to learn more about the neuroscience underlying rehabilitation. She completed a PhD at Northwestern University, followed by post-doctoral training at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California.

As a clinician and neuroscientist, Kelly Tremblay uses her training in neuroscience to better understand some of the everyday listening difficulties people with hearing loss describe. Because the typical person with a hearing loss is usually older and has been deprived of sound for some time, Dr. Tremblay’s scholarly interests include defining the effects of aging and hearing loss on the brain. Another research interest of hers is to determine if auditory training can be used to improve the neural representation of acoustic cues transmitted by the ear to the cortex. She has published numerous papers and book chapters on these topics, and has received grant awards from many organizations including the National Institutes of Health. She has served as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Audiology, an Assistant Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and a Section Editor for the journal Ear and Hearing.

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Robert F. Burkard

Robert F. Burkard, PhD, CCC-A is Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science, at the University at Buffalo. He earned his BS in Communication Disorders at Buffalo State College, and his MS and PhD in Audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He did a post-doc in the Department of Biology at Washington University. His first faculty position (Assistant then Associate Professor) was in the Department of Communication Disorders at Boston University. He moved to the University at Buffalo, where he was an Associate then Full Professor, in the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and Otolaryngology. He moved to the Department of Rehabilitation Science, in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, in 2006.

His scholarly interests include acoustics and calibration, auditory physiology, and (more recently) vestibular function and balance. His research in auditory physiology has focused on human and animal auditory evoked potentials, but includes some single-unit electrophysiology and functional imaging studies. He has served as Editor for the American Journal of Audiology, was the Audiology co-Chair of the 2007 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention in Boston, has served as vice Chair and Chair of the American National Standards (ANSI) S3 Bioacoustics Accredited Standards Committee, and currently serves as a member of the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee.

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The Auditory System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Clinical Correlates

Second Edition

Frank E. Musiek, Jane A. Baran

Details: 487 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-94488-300-3

© 2020

Release Date: 06/29/2018

Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience: Hearing Across the Life Span - Assessment and Disorders

First Edition

Kelly Tremblay, Robert F. Burkard

Details: 336 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-467-0

© 2012

Release Date: 06/29/2012

Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience: Special Topics

First Edition

Kelly Tremblay, Robert F. Burkard

Details: 216 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-468-7

© 2012

Release Date: 06/29/2012