Fundamentals of Hearing : An Introduction

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-10-02
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

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The fifth edition of this successful introductory text on hearing sciences includes auditory, anatomy, physiology, psychoacoustics, and perception content.Fundamentals of Hearingis one of only a few textbooks that covers all of hearing at an introductory level. A meaningful introduction to hearing for students and a wealth of data and facts related to hearing for the professional. *Heavily illustrated with over 200 figures *Each chapter concludes with a Supplement section with additional resources about topics covered *Appendices provide background information to enable full comprehension of content *Contains a complete Glossary of terms from the American Standards Institute, a combined subject/author index, and a comprehensive bibliography

Table of Contents

The World We Hear, an Introduction
The Auditory Stimulus
Sinusoids, The Basic Sound
Sound Transmission
Complex Stimulus
Sound Analysis
Peripheral Auditory Anatomy and Physiology
The Outer and Middle Ears
Structure of the Inner Ear and Its Biomechanical Response
Peripheral Auditory Nervous System and Hair Cells
The Neural Response and the Auditory Code
Auditory Perception of Simple Sounds
Auditory Sensitivity
Binaural Hearing
Loudness and Pitch
Complex Sound Processing and the Central Nervous System
Auditory Perception and Sound Source Determination
The Central Auditory Nervous System
Sinusoids and Trigonometry
Fourier Analysis
Neural Anatomy and Physiology
Techniques and Tools Used to Study Hearing
List of Abbreviations and Symbols
References and Author Index
Glossary and Subject Index
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