Survey of Audiology Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-30
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This book helps students develop the skills needed to address the needs of clients as human beings and as individuals who have communication disorders. The authors specifically address importance of audiology knowledge for the scope of practice in both speech-language pathology and audiology. Emphasizes the technical and scientific aspects of audiology, blended with other essential humanistic skillsactive listening, empathy, client/family-centered protocols and collaboration with family members and other professionals. This text is written to be a resource for the student of audiology, speech-language pathology and other allied health professions long after the course is completed.

Table of Contents

Each Chapter (excluding Ch 1) conclude with a "Chapter Summary," "Questions for Discussion," "Recommended Reading," and "References"
Audiology as a Scientific, Collaborative, and Humanistic Discipline
The Audiology Profession
Audiology as a Humanistic Discipline
Recommendations for the Future
Acoustics of Sound and Preliminary Clinical Application
What is Sound?
A Word about Units of Measure
Application of Acoustic Concepts to Reading Audiograms and to Understanding the Listening Environment
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
Relationship between Pure Tones and Perception of Speech Sounds
The Audiometer Calibration
Pure Tone Testing
Some Thoughts on Traditional Test Protocols
Potential Pitfalls in Pure Tone Testing
How to Mask during Pure Tone Testing
Speech Audiometry
Contributions of Speech Audiometry
Speech Audiometry Tests
Other Tests of Speech Understanding
Masking during Speech Audiometry
Other Issues in Speech Audiometry
California Consonant Test
Selected Tests of MAC Battery
How to Mask during Speech Audiometry
Physiological Assessment of the Auditory System
Acoustic Admittance Testing Tympanometry
Eustachian Tube Testing
Acoustic Reflex Thresholds
Otoacoustic Emissions
Auditory Evoked Potentials
Answers to Tympanogram Cases 1-4
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
Balance Disorders: Assessment and Management
Pediatric Audiology
Auditory Development and Pediatric Audiology
Components of Auditory System Development
General Principles of Pediatric Audiological Assessment
Client-Specific Protocols for Audiological Assessment of Young Children
Current Issues in Pediatric Audiology
Suggestions for Parents of Children with Middle Ear Problems
Screening Instruments for Targeting Educational Risk (SIFTER)
Assessment and Management of Special Populations
The Elderly
Individuals who are Deaf
Adults with Developmental Disabilities
People with Neurogenic Disorders
Individuals with Nonorganic Hearing Loss
Considerations for Hearing Assessment and Case Management of Individuals Who Have Developmental Disabilities
Communication Strategies for Use with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Auditory Processing Disorders
Maturation and Plasticity of the Central Auditory System
Nature and Development of Tests of Auditory Processing
When Is a Referral for Assessment of Auditory Processing Appropriate?
Peripheral Audiological Assessment and Candidacy for Tests of Auditory Processing
Auditory Processing Assessment and Implications for Management
Final Remarks: Auditory Processing as a Useful Construct
Sample Case History Form for Auditory Processing Evaluation
Definition and Models
Decisions about the Screening
General Screening Components
Screening Protocols across the Lifespan
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