''The Hearing Sciences, Third Edition'' addresses all the topics critical to understanding the hearing sciences: acoustics, basic instrumentation, anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, and psychoacoustics. The text is intended for undergraduate courses in hearing science and to augment the graduate AuD curriculum.
The writing is straightforward and clear and each chapter includes an introduction, summary, and review questions. "Clinical Correlate" boxes engage the student by demonstrating the relationships between the hearing sciences and clinical audiology.
Introductory and intermediate chapters are designed for undergraduate and graduate students who do not have a background in hearing science; a pre-requisite course in clinical audiology is not required. Intermediate and advanced chapters provide AuD students with a foundation for their studies in the hearing sciences.
New to the Third Edition:
*An updated art program with more illustrations and images
*A new chapter on advanced vestibular anatomy and physiology, and thorough updates to the prior vestibular content
*Continued attention to conveying information in a straightforward manner while reflecting the current state of research
*Key concepts are bolded throughout for greater comprehension and accessibility
*Review questions have been added to each chapter to assure students grasp and retain the information
Instructor and student resources are available on a companion website, which contains interactive tutorials to review the content, additional review questions, useful links, and more.
Teri A. Hamill, PhD, is professor of audiology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she teaches AuD students. She has been a professor for nearly 25 years and also has worked clinically in a hospital setting. Dr. Hamill developed an interest in digital signal processing and instrumentation circa 1988 during her post-doctoral work with a company that created a (commercially unsuccessful) digital hearing aid. (The processor was the size of a cigarette pack.) She teaches courses in basic sciences, research methodology, and electrophysiology. Dr. Hamill provides content for including review tutorials for text chapters. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Lloyd L. Price, PhD, is professor emeritus of audiology from Florida State University. He taught for more than 30 years and was Dr. Hamill's professor during her doctoral studies at Florida State University. In addition, his clinical background spanned more than nine years. Dr. Price drafted early versions of this text for use in his undergraduate classes, and sought to present hearing science information in an interesting and straight-forward manner.
Preface. Acknowledgments and Dedication. About the Authors. SECTION ONE. BASIC ACOUSTICS AND INSTRUMENTATION. Chapter 1. Physical Properties of Sound. Chapter 2. Ratios, Logarithms, and Decibels. Chapter 3. Further Examination of Properties of Sound. Chapter 4. The Sine in Sine Waves, Other Types of Sound Waves, and Introduction to Filters and Frequency Analysis. Chapter 5. Impedance, Energy Transfer, and Resonance. Chapter 6. Electricity and Analog Systems. Chapter 7. Digital Systems and Digital Signal Processing. Chapter 8. Equipment Used in Audiology and Hearing Science. SECTION TWO. INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH ACOUSTICS. Chapter 9. Classification of Speech Sounds. Chapter 10. Acoustics of Speech. SECTION THREE. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EAR. Chapter 11. Overview of Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear. Chapter 12. Introduction to the Conductive Mechanisms. Chapter 13. Introduction to the Physiology of the Outer and Middle Ear. Chapter 14. Bone-Conduction Hearing. Chapter 15. Advanced Conductive Anatomy and Physiology. Chapter 16. Introduction to the Sensory Mechanics. Chapter 17. Advanced Study of the Anatomy of the Cochlea. Chapter 18. Introduction to Cochlear Physiology. Chapter 19. More Hair Cell Physiology. Chapter 20. Overview of Cochlear Potentials and the Auditory Nervous System. Chapter 21. Advanced Study of Cochlear and VIIIth Nerve Potentials. Chapter 22. How Frequency and Intensity Information Are Encoded. Chapter 23. The Efferent Auditory System. Chapter 24. Introduction to Peripheral Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology. Chapter 25. Introduction to Central Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology. Chapter 26. Advanced Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology. SECTION FOUR. BASIC PSYCHOACOUSTICS. Chapter 27. Introduction to Psychoacoustics. Chapter 28. Classical Psychoacoustical Methodologies. Chapter 29. Signal Detection Theory and Advanced Adaptive Approaches. Chapter 30. Threshold of Hearing, Loudness Perception, Just Noticeable Difference for Loudness and Loudness Adaptation. Chapter 31. Calculating Loudness. Chapter 32. Basics of Pitch Perception. Chapter 33. Introduction to Masking. Chapter 34. More about Masking and Cochlear Frequency Distribution. Chapter 35. Psychophysical Tuning Curves. Chapter 36. Temporal Processing. Chapter 37. Temporal Masking. Chapter 38. Binaural Hearing. Chapter 39. Introduction to Results of Psychoacoustical Assessment of Hearing-Impaired Persons. Appendix A. The Math Needed to Succeed in Hearing Science. Appendix B. Answers to Review Questions. Index.