Clinical Audiology [electronic resource] : An Introduction
- 3rd ed.
- San Diego : Plural Publishing, Incorporated, .
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- 1 online resource (664 p.)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Contributors
- Chapter 1. The Profession of Audiology in the United States Learning Objectives What Is an Audiologist? What Is an Audiologist's Role? Where Do Audiologists Practice? Relation to Other Professions The Evolution of Audiology Professional Requirements Summary Discussion Questions Information Sources Organizations Resources Section I. Hearing and its Disorders
- Chapter 2. The Nature of Hearing Learning Objectives The Nature of Sound The Auditory System How We Hear Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 3. The Nature of Hearing Disorder Learning Objectives Degree and Configuration of Hearing Sensitivity Loss Ear Specificity of Hearing Disorder Type of Hearing Loss Timing Factors Impacting Hearing Disorder Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 4. Causes of Hearing Disorder Learning Objectives Auditory Pathology Conductive Hearing Disorders Sensory Hearing Disorders Neural Hearing Disorders Summary Discussion Questions Resources Articles and Books Web Sites Section II. Audiological Diagnosis
- Chapter 5. Introduction to Audiological Diagnosis Learning Objectives The First Question The Audiologist's Challenges Summary Discussion Questions Resources Articles and Books Web Sites
- Chapter 6. Audiological Diagnostic Tools: Pure Tone Audiometry Learning Objectives Equipment and Test Environment The Audiogram Establishing the Pure-Tone Audiogram Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 7. Audiological Diagnostic Tools: Speech Audiometry Learning Objectives Speech Audiometry Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 8. Audiological Diagnostic Tools: Immittance Measures Learning Objectives Immittance Audiometry Instrumentation Measurement Technique Basic Immittance Measures Principles of Interpretation Clinical Applications Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 9. Audiological Diagnostic Tools: Physiologic Measures Learning Objectives Auditory Evoked Potentials Summary Otoacoustic Emissions Summary Discussion Questions Resources Chapter 10/ The Test-battery Approach to Audiological Diagnosis Learning Objectives Determination of Auditory Disorder The Test Battery Approach in Adults The Test Battery Approach in Pediatrics Different Approaches for Different Populations Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 11. Communicating Audiometric Results Learning Objectives Talking to Patients Writing Reports Making Referrals Summary Discussion Questions Resources Section III. Audiological Treatment
- Chapter 12. Introduction to Audiological Treatment Learning Objectives The First Questions The Audiologist's Challenge Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 13. Audiological Treatment Tools: Hearing Aids Learning Objectives Hearing Instrument Anatomy Hearing Instrument Physiology Consideration for Hearing Aid Options Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 14. Audiological Treatment Tools: Implantable Hearing Technology Learning Objectives Cochlear Implants Bone-Conduction Implants Middle-Ear Implants Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 15. Audiological Treatment Tools: Hearing Assistive and Connectivity Technologies Learning Objectives The Challenges of Complex Environments Hearing Assistive Technology Telecommunication Access Technologies Assistive Listening Devices Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 16. Audiological Treatment Tools: Verification and Outcome Measures Learning Objectives Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting Orientation, Counseling, and Follow-up Assessing Outcomes Post-Fitting Rehabilitation Summary Discussion Questions Resources
- Chapter 17. Different Treatment Approaches for Different Populations Learning Objectives Adult Populations Pediatric Populations Other Populations Summary Discussion Questions Resources Section IV. Vestibular System Function and Assessment
- Chapter 18. Introduction to Balance Function and Assessment Learning Objectives The Vestibular System Disorders of Dizziness and Balance The Balance Function Test Battery The Test Battery in Action Summary Discussion Questions Resources Glossary Appendix A. Audiology Scope of Practice Appendix B. Audiology Standards of Practice Appendix C. Answers to Discussion Questions Index.
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- Publisher's summary
The third edition of Clinical Audiology: An Introduction provides a comprehensive enhancement of all the introductory material available in previous editions of this stimulating textbook. Students can gain an understanding of the scope of the field of audiology and feel prepared to dive deeper into the subject as they progress through their courses. This essential book, now with even more exciting content and features, focuses on the clinical nature of audiology to familiarize students with the many challenging questions encountered by an audiologist. This textbook is intended primarily for beginning-level students in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology. It is intended for the first major courses in audiology, whether it be at the undergraduate or graduate level. Whether your goal is to pursue a career as an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist, Clinical Audiology: An Introduction, Third Edition is the most comprehensive, accessible book available to provide you with the clinical understanding to advance in your chosen field. New to the Third Edition: *New Coauthor: Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD *Two new chapters on implantable hearing technology and hearing assistive and connectivity technologies *Updated descriptions of hearing disorders and their causes *Expanded focus on diagnostic approach strategies *Expanded audiological treatment section *Updated hearing aid technology and verification approaches *An introduction to vestibular system assessment Key Features: *Chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the concepts to be discussed. *End of chapter discussion questions aid students in applying concepts. *End of chapter summaries outline the key points from the chapter improve retention *Margin notes provide key terms and definitions. *Bolded key terms draw attention to important concepts throughout the text. *Clinical notes describe particular techniques students might consider using. *Comprehensive glossary and index.
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