9780205338399

Survey of Audiology : Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205338399

  • ISBN10:

    0205338399

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

";This text is written in an easy-to-read style with excellent examples given to reinforce the concepts."; Miriam A Henoch, University of Texas This new text, Survey of Audiology: Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals, emphasizes the technical and scientific aspects of the practice of audiology, blended with other essential humanistic skills- active listening, empathy, client/family-centered protocols and collaboration with family members and other professionals. Full of illustrative examples, this book is written to be a resource for students in audiology and speech-language pathology long after the course is completed. Written by two audiologists with more than 20 years of combined teaching experience, information in the text is presented in very clear, understandable language and is organized based on first-hand knowledge of formats that will be most useful to students. Features bull; bull;Case examples throughout provide practical applications of concepts and practice in interpreting audiological test results and an introduction to case management. bull;Chapter on screening incorporates relevant ASHA and ANSI standards and addresses audiological screenings for clients of all ages, including statistical information relevant to providing screenings (Ch. 11). bull;Extensive chapter on helping individuals with hearing loss provides a generous overview of rehabilitative audiology, from selection of hearing aids and assistive devices to the services that are needed to ensure effective use amplification or other technology (Ch.12). bull;Focus questions at the beginning of each chapter preset students for learning. bull;Summary tables throughout the chapters help both student and teacher organize the information. Visit the Allyn & Bacon Communication Disorders supersite at www.ablongman.com/commdisorders. Better grades are just a click away!

Table of Contents

Introduction
Audiology as a Scientific, Collaborative, and Humanistic Discipline
Audiology as a Humanistic Discipline
Recommendations for the Future
Acoustics of Sound and Preliminary Clinical Application
What Is Sound?
Units of Measure
Application of Acoustic Concepts
Fundamental Pathways of Sound
Environmental Acoustics
Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System
Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory System
Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Auditory System
Pure Tone Testing
The Audiometer
Calibration
Pure Tone Testing
Masking
Potential Pitfalls in Pure Tone Testing
Speech Audiometry
Contributions of Speech Audiometry
Speech Audiometry Tests
Most Comfortable Level/Loudness Discomfort Level
Speech in Noise Testing
Sentence Tests
Physiologic Assessment
Immittance Audiometry
Auditory Evoked Potentials
Otoacoustic Emissions
Disorders of the Auditory System
Selected Conditions That May Affect the Outer Ear
Selected Conditions That May Affect the Middle Ear
Selected Conditions That May Affect the Inner Ear
Selected Conditions That May Affect the Central Auditory System
Pediatric Testing and Management
Components of Auditory System Development
Speech and Language Development in Early Childhood
General Principles of Pediatric Audiological Assessment
Client-Specific Protocols for Audiological Assessment of Young Children
Current Issues in Pediatric Audiology
Assessment and Management of Other Special Populations
The Elderly
Individuals Who Are Deaf
Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Non-Organic Hearing Loss
Auditory Processing Disorders
The Nature and Development of Tests of Auditory Processing
Referral for Auditory Processing Evaluation
Auditory Processing Assessment
Common Questions Regarding Management of Auditory Processing Disorders
Screenings
General Screen
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