Although there are abundant books which describe the anatomy and physiology of hearing for adults, they do not provide adequate information about the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system of young infants under the age of seven months. This unique book provides an up-to-date reference source for university students, clinicians, researchers and policymakers concerned with the field of middle ear assessment. By drawing on the knowledge and expertise of experts from various countries, not only at the research level but also at the clinical level, this text represents as the only book that details the entire collection of audiological tests of middle ear function for young infants. Brought to you by two leading academics in the field of paediatric diagnostic audiology, it is written for audiology students to learn about the topic in great depth. It is also written to provide sufficient detail so as to be relevant to the broadly educated and experienced reader (such as researchers and clinicians). Coverage includes information from an international level and includes an extensive glossary of terms.
Joseph Kei, PhD, is the Head of the Division of Audiology at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is also the Head of the Hearing Research Unit for Children and the coordinator for the Master of Audiology Studies program. Fei Zhao, MD, PhD, is Centre Director and Senior Lecturer in Audiology at the Centre for Hearing and Balance Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Foreword by Linda J. Hood, PhD Preface Contributors Chapter 1 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Outer and Middle Ear in Young Infants Wayne Wilson Chapter 2 - Measuring Middle Ear Function in Young Infants: An Overview Rafidah Mazlan and Joseph Kei Chapter 3 - High Frequency (1000 Hz) Tympanometry: Clinical Applications Joseph Kei and Rafidah Mazlan Chapter 4 - Acoustic Stapedial Reflexes: Clinical Applications Joseph Kei and Rafidah Mazlan Chapter 5 - Assessing Middle Ear Function in Humans Using Multifrequency Tympanometry: An Overview Fei Zhao and Jie Wang Chapter 6 - Current Developments in the Clinical Application of the Sweep Frequency Impedance (SFI) in Assessing Middle Ear Dysfunction Michio Murakoshi, Fei Zhao, and Hiroshi Wada Chapter 7 - Application of Wideband Acoustic Transfer Functions to the Assessment of the Infant Ear M. Patrick Feeney and Chris A. Sanford Chapter 8 - The Challenge of Assessing Middle Ear Function in Young Infants: Summary and Future Directions Index