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Frederick N. Martin is the Lillie Hage Jamail Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to the twelve editions of Introduction to Audiology, six of which were co-authored by Dr. John Greer Clark, Martin has authored seven books, co-authored another seven, edited thirteen, and co-edited three. He has written 25 chapters for edited texts, 122 journal articles, 104 convention or conference papers and five CD ROMs. He served as a reviewer for the most prominent audiology journals and for years co-edited Audiology, A Journal For Continuing Education.
John Greer Clark is Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. A presenter at local, national, and international association meetings and conventions, Dr. Clark has served as faculty for the Ida Institute, associate editor of HEARSAY and as editorial consultant for the International Journal of Audiology, Ear and Hearing, Audiology Online and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools. His more than 70 publications include three edited textbooks, a variety of co-authored texts, two single-authored books, seven book chapters, and a range of journal articles on various aspects of communication disorders. His current research interests are within the areas of adult audiologic rehabilitation, audiologic counseling, and animal audiology.
Table of Contents
Part I Elements of Audiology
Chapter 1 The Profession of Audiology
Chapter 2 The Human Ear and Simple Tests of Hearing
Chapter 3 Sound and Its Measurement
Part II Hearing Assessment
Chapter 4 Pure-Tone Audiometry
Chapter 5 Speech Audiometry
Chapter 6 Masking
Chapter 7 Physiological Tests of the Auditory System
Chapter 8 Pediatric Audiology
Part III Hearing Disorders
Chapter 9 The Outer Ear
Chapter 10 The Middle Ear
Chapter 11 The Inner Ear
Chapter 12 The Auditory Nerve and Central Auditory Pathways
Chapter 13 Nonorganic Hearing Loss
Part IV Management of Hearing Loss
Chapter 14 Amplification/Sensory Systems
Chapter 15 Audiological Treatment