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Written in clear and accessible language, Occupational Hearing Loss provides a complete overview of the hazards of occupational noise exposure, causes of hearing loss, testing of hearing, criteria to distinguish occupational hearing loss, and more. Extensively re-written and updated, the book emphasizes medical and societal factors in its coverage of topics such as audiometry and who should do it, evoked response testing, and conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, as well as mixed, central, and functional hearing loss.

See what's new in the Third Edition:
New chapters on auditory evoked potentials, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, ear malignancies, and more
Expanded discussion on autoimmune inner ear disease, diagnosing occupational hearing loss, and more
Updated information on computerized audiometry, special hearing tests, and auditory processing disorders
Expanded chapter on problems associated with balance disorders and a review of modern evaluation techniques, including posturography
New material on systemic causes of hearing loss and co-factors associated with occupational hearing loss

The authors' academic depth and experience in the field, combined with their ability to write clearly in language accessible to non-medical personnel, set this book apart. No other book available has the breadth, practical detail, or comprehensive scope. A unique compendium of information about specific problems of occupational hearing loss and hearing conservation, the book is both a balanced reference and easy-to-use guide to protecting the hearing of industrial workers.
 Treatment of Voice Disorders, Second Edition presents the entire range of behavioral, medical, and surgical voice treatment options from the perspective of a variety of specialist practitioners with exceptional breadth and clarity. As suggested in the opening chapter, contemporary treatment of voice disorders draws on interdisciplinary expertise, and the book is true to that perspective. The team approach to voice treatment is realized through the contributions of laryngologists, speech-language pathologists, singing voice specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, acting voice trainers, and others.

The reader will find discussion of various treatment procedures, including surgical, pharmacological, and behavioral. This text presents essential information that allows for the effective interaction of various specialties. For example, behavioral specialists can draw on the information that is given on surgery, trauma and injury, and medications. This book is at once a template for team-based treatment and a deep informational resource for treatment alternatives. Its scope and depth make it a book that the voice specialist will want to keep close at hand.

New to this edition:

New content on topics such as technology in the studio and pedagogy for children.Many topics have been expanded to highlight current practices, to include information published since the previous edition, and to present current management approaches.Chapters have been rewritten extensively to include the most current techniques and to reflect the latest beliefs and practices, as well as the most recent information from the evolving literature in this field.Chapter 16 on nutrition has been completely rewritten and includes important changes in criteria and strategy, reflecting developments in nutritional science over the past decade.New material on topics such as choral pedagogy for geriatric singers, laryngeal manipulation, and cosmetic procedures and their implications for voice professionals.


Treatment of Voice Disorders, Second Edition is ideal for speech-language pathology students and clinicians and is suitable for classroom use as well as for reference. It is an essential volume for anyone concerned with voice disorders.

Voice Science, Second Edition was designed to provide speech-language pathologists and other members of the voice team with a thorough grounding in the anatomical, physiological, and mechanical aspects of voice production, as well as an introduction to cutting-edge research in voice science. This book is a valuable asset for teachers and students in communication sciences, as well as otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, singing and voice teachers, and professional voice users.

An explosion of new knowledge has occurred in our time in the field of voice. The voice is one of our most critical communication tools. Therefore, voice disorders have a large impact on daily life for a great number of people. The interdisciplinary expertise of numerous authors has been invaluable in the preparation of this text. The book opens with introductory information about the physics of sound, and it goes on to discuss the anatomy and physiology of the voice, including neuroanatomy and the mechanics of vocal fold aging. It ends with chapters on voice care, exercise physiology, and forensic voice care.

New to this edition:

New chapters on topics such as laryngeal development and on exercise physiology, which is critical to understanding voice training and rehabilitation.Substantial additions to chapters on medical genetic issues, clinical anatomy and physiology, and processing of musical information.References have been updated throughout to reflect the current literature.A selection of new authors who provide an interdisciplinary approach.Many chapters have been rewritten extensively to include the most recent information.

Voice Science, Second Edition is ideal for speech-language pathology students and clinicians and is suitable for classroom use as well as for reference.

 

In Clinical Assessment of Voice, Second Edition, Dr. Sataloff brings together a dynamic group of professionals who share his interdisciplinary philosophy of voice care. They provide an introduction to medical diagnostics and special problems with professional performers and voice users and offer a rare look at the assessment procedures used by the top voice care teams in the world. Clinical Assessment of Voice, Second Edition, includes chapters written by individuals with specialties in laryngology, teaching of singing and acting, voice science, and speech-language pathology, nursing, and acoustics.

Starting with an extensive case history and following with the physical examination, the objective documentation in the voice laboratory, and the latest diagnostic imaging with laryngeal computed tomography and strobovideolaryngoscopy, the chapters delineate the possible diagnoses and treatment approaches that currently represent the state of the art in assessment of voice disorders. Added is current information on the medical-legal evaluation, now ever more important for the professional performer.

New to this edition:

New chapters on high-speed digital imaging, evolution of technology, magnetic resonance imaging, pediatric voice disorders, and thyroid disorders.Many chapters have been rewritten extensively to include the most recent practices and techniques, as well as updated references.Discussion of a large number of studies that were not addressed previously and a review of the latest literature, while also retaining classic literature.New information on topics such as measuring voice treatment outcomes, World Trade Center syndrome, and laryngeal effects of asbestos exposure.A selection of new authors who provide an interdisciplinary approach and valuable insights into the care of vocal performers.


Clinical Assessment of Voice, Second Edition is ideal for speech-language pathology students and clinicians and is suitable for classroom use as well as for reference. For practicing otolaryngologists and speech-language pathologists, it is an invaluable guide for understanding the techniques for proper diagnosis and for organizing a plan of treatment. For singers and performers, knowledge of the assessment process is presented in a manner that allows them to determine what level of assessment they should pursue for the most current treatment. 

Now in one convenient volume, Vocal Health and Pedagogy: Science, Assessment, and Treatment, Third Edition answers every question you've ever had about the voice, from the physics of sounds, to vocal technique, to medications, to performance anxiety. It presents anatomical, physiological, and neurological considerations, as well as covers critical issues related to patient history, laryngeal function, the physical examination, and historical perspectives of vocal pedagogy.

The first part of the book introduces basic concepts of voice science, assessment, and training. It focuses on the science behind the common problems that afflict voice users and enables understanding of the medical approach to problem analysis. The second part of the book contains additional information on the specific health and performance conditions that affect the voice and their assessment and treatment. It considers the medical and nonmedical issues affecting the human voice, including diagnosis and treatment of voice problems, the effects of physical injury, posture, pollutants and irritants, psychological effects, voice therapy, medication, and more.

New to this edition:

New chapters on topics such as pedagogy for children, the importance of studying music, laryngeal issues involving wind instrument performance, high-speed digital imaging, the evolution of technology, pediatric voice disorders, thyroid disorders, the vocal effects of birth control medications, and autoimmune disorders.Many chapters have been extensively revised to update previous content and add new information on material such as choral pedagogy for geriatric singers, World Trade Center syndrome, and laryngeal effects of asbestos exposure.Chapters on medications for performers have been revised to delete medications no longer used frequently and to add various medications and drug classes that were not included previously, as well as information on alternative and complementary medicines.References have been updated throughout to include discussion of new studies and a review of the latest literature, while also retaining the classic literature.Includes the most recent practices and techniques, the latest information on surgical and adjunctive therapy, and important changes in criteria and strategy.

Vocal Health and Pedagogy: Science, Assessment, and Treatment, Third Edition is ideal for courses in vocal pedagogy and speech-language pathology. Additionally, it is a valuable resource for professional and amateur performers and their teachers. 

Neurolaryngology brings together in one volume the latest concepts in this important and developing field. In order to make this text as useful as possible for clinicians, selected chapters on general concepts important to clinical care have been included, including chapters on history, physical examination, clinical voice laboratory assessment, common diagnoses and treatments, and other topics important to all voice patients, including those with neurolaryngological complaints.

Starting with a perspective on modern voice medicine, including neurolaryngology and a brief historical overview of the development of laryngology, the text goes on to describe neuroanatomy and physiology, laryngeal function, and the role of chaos in voice disorders. It contains fascinating new ideas on applications of nonlinear dynamics to voice care and research, a topic of great relevance in neurolaryngology.

Beginning the section on clinical assessment of voice disorders is a description of the current approach to history and physical examination recommended for patients with neurolaryngological voice disorders. The text contains the most current research and references throughout, presenting the latest information about many conditions, including some rarely covered in the laryngologic literature; it highlights diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of motor and sensory disorders that may impair voice.

The interdisciplinary expertise of numerous authors has been invaluable in the preparation of this text; however, every effort has been made to maintain style and continuity throughout. Clinically relevant and thought provoking, Neurolaryngology is the definitive encyclopedic reference in this new subspecialty of laryngology. 

The most comprehensive reference on voice care and science ever published!

Substantially revised and updated since the previous edition published in 2005, Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care, Fourth Edition provides the latest advances in the field of voice care and science. In three volumes, it covers basic science, clinical assessment, nonsurgical treatments, and surgical management. Twenty new chapters have been added. These include an in-depth chapter on pediatric voice disorders, chapters detailing how hormonal contraception, autoimmune disorders, and thyroid disorders affect the voice, as well as chapters on the evolution of technology in the voice care field, and advances in imaging of the voice production system.

The appendices also have been updated. They include a summary of the phonetic alphabet in five languages, clinical history and examination forms, a special history form translated into 15 languages, sample reports from a clinical voice evaluation, voice therapy exercise lists, and others. The multidisciplinary glossary remains an invaluable resource.


Key Features

With contributions from a Who's Who of voice across multiple disciplines120 chapters covering all aspects of voice science and clinical careFeatures case examples plus practical appendices including multi-lingual forms and sample reports and exercise listsComprehensive indexMultidisciplinary glossary


What's New

Available in print or electronic format20 new chaptersExtensively revised and reorganized chaptersMany more color photographs, illustrations, and case examplesFully updated comprehensive glossaryMajor revisions with extensive new information and illustrations, especially on voice surgery, reflux, and structural abnormalities


New Chapters
1. Formation of the Larynx: From Hox Genes to Critical Periods
2. High-Speed Digital Imaging
3. Evolution of Technology
4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Voice Production System
5. Pediatric Voice Disorders
6. The Vocal Effects of Thyroid Disorders and Their Treatment
7. The Effects of Hormonal Contraception on the Voice
8. Cough and the Unified Airway
9. Autoimmune Disorders
10. Respiratory Behaviors and Vocal Tract Issues in Wind Instrumentalists
11. Amateur and Professional Child Singers: Pedagogy and Related Issues
12. Safety of Laryngology Procedures Commonly Performed in the Office
13. The Professional Voice Practice
14. Medical-Legal Implications of Professional Voice Care
15. The Physician as Expert Witness
16. Laryngeal Neurophysiology
17. The Academic Practice of Medicine
18. Teamwork
19. Medical Evaluation Prior to Voice Lessons
20. Why Study Music?

Intended Audiences
Individuals
While written primarily for physicians and surgeons, this comprehensive work is also designed to be used by (and written in language accessible to) speech-language pathologists, singing voice specialists, acting voice specialists, voice teachers, voice/singing performers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others involved in the care and maintenance of the human voice.

Libraries

It is a must-have reference for medical and academic libraries at institutions with otolaryngology, speech-language pathology, music, nursing and other programs related to the human voice. 

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