Audiology: Science to Practice, Second Edition is comprehensive and engaging textbook for undergraduate courses in audiology and hearing science, and for graduate students beginning an AuD program who may not have a previous background in the subject. It is designed to cover the content of both two-course sequences (Hearing Science and Principles of Audiology) as well as combined courses - providing a level of consistency in presentation. Chapters cover hearing science, diagnostic procedures, an introduction to hearing aids, and extensive coverage of anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems. The author has taught an "Introduction to Audiology" course for more than 20 years, and has truly designed this text with the student in mind. NEW TO THIS EDITION The second edition has been updated and reorganized, and also includes two brand new chapters, one on clinical-pure tone masking and another on hearing screening. Additional details and figures have been added on vestibular anatomy and physiology, acoustic resonance, speech acoustics, middle ear wide-band power (MEWP) measures of the middle ear, and masking for speech testing.In addition, James Jerger has revised his contributed chapter on the historical pathways in audiology, including the addition of an educational audiology path, thanks to the contribution of Cheryl DeConde Johnson.
Gus Mueller and Earl Johnson have also revised their chapter on hearing aids to reflect the many updates that have taken place with amplification options over the past five years. KEY FEATURES * Easy to read format and style * Difficult concepts are well supported by figures and tables * Chapters begin with a list of key learning objectives * Chapters are punctuated with synopses which included bulleted highlights for review * Includes a comprehensive Glossary of key words that are italicized within each chapter * Audiograms and calibration values are based on the newest standards set by the American National Standards Institute
Steven Kramer, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University, where he has been a faculty member since 1985. He is also the Co-Director of the Audiology Doctoral (Au.D.) Program offered jointly by San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University California San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Kramer served as the department chair from 1990-2001. He obtained his master's and doctoral degrees in audiology and hearing science from the University of Florida. He is a licensed and certified audiologist, and continues to be active in clinic. Before his appointment at SDSU, he was a clinical faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. His teaching assignments have included a wide array of courses, including diagnostics, medical audiology, evoked potentials, and anatomy/physiology. His research experience concentrates on diagnostics, including the use of auditory evoked potentials and otoacoustic emissions to describe normal auditory function, as well as the application of these measures for improving the evaluation of certain clinical impairments, especially infants at-risk for hearing loss.
PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF HEARING SCIENCE 1 Anatomy of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems 2 Properties of Sound 3 Functions of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems PART II CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY 4 Pure-Tone Audiometry: The Audiometer Transducers 5 Audiogram Interpretation 6 Clinical Masking 7 Speech Audiometry 8 Physiological Measures 9 Selected Disorders of the Auditory System 10 Screening for Hearing Loss 11 Hearing Aids PART III PERSPECTIVES ON THE PROFESSION OF AUDIOLOGY 12 Audiology as a Career 13 A Brief History of Audiology in the United States