The aim is to provide students and researchers in auditory science and aging with a understanding of the various effects of aging on the auditory system.
Introduction and Overview Sandra Gordon-Salant and Robert D. Frisina
The Physiology of Cochlear Presbyacusis Richard A. Schmiedt
The Cell Biology and Physiology of the Aging Central Auditory Pathway Barbara Canlon, Robert Benjamin Illing, and Joseph Walton
Closing the Gap between Neurobiology and Human Presbycusis: Behavioral and Evoked Potential Studies of Age-related Hearing Loss in Animal Models and in Humans James R. Ison, Kelly L. Tremblay, and Paul D. Allen
Behavioral Studies with Aging Humans: Hearing Sensitivity and Psychoacoustics Peter J. Fitzgibbons and Sandra Gordon-Salant.
Binaural Processing and Auditory Asymmetries David A. Eddins and Joseph W. Hall III
The Effects of Senescent Changes in Audition and Cognition on Spoken Language Comprehension Bruce A. Schneider, Kathy Pichora-Fuller, and Meredyth Daneman
Factors Affecting Speech Understanding in Older Adults Larry E. Humes and Judy R. Dubno
Epidemiology of Age-related Hearing Impairment Karen J. Cruickshanks, Weihai Zhan, and Wenjun Zhong
Interventions and Future Therapies: Lessons from Animal Models James F. Willott and Jochen Schacht
Sandra Gordon-Salant is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Robert D. Frisina is Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Biomedical Engineering, and Associate Chair of Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical School. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.
About the series:
The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.
The biological utility of the efferent system is striking. How it functions is less well understood, and with each new discovery, more questions arise. The book that is proposed here reflects our vision to share what is known on the topic by authors who actually have made the observations.
Different from previous tinnitus books, including A. R. Moller’s book [in press at Springer], which typically have a strong clinical flavor, the present volume focuses on neural mechanisms of tinnitus and its behavioral consequences. The proposed book starts with a general summary of the field and a short introduction on the selection and content of the remaining chapters. Chapter 2 overviews tinnitus prevalence and etiologies to set the tone for significance and complexity of this neurological disorder spectrum. Chapters 3-8 cover neuroscience of tinnitus in animal models from molecular mechanisms to cortical manifestation. Chapters 9-12 cover human brain responses to tinnitus and it clinical management.
This monograph reviews the role played by TFS in masking, pitch perception, speech perception, and spatial hearing, and concludes that cues derived from TFS play an important role in all of these. Evidence is reviewed suggesting that cochlear hearing loss reduces the ability to use TFS cues. Also, the ability to use TFS declines with increasing age even when the audiogram remains normal. This provides a new dimension to the changes in hearing associated with aging, a topic that is currently of great interest in view of the increasing proportion of older people in the population.
The study of the role of TFS in auditory processing has been a hot topic in recent years. While there have been many research papers on this topic in specialized journals, there has been no overall review that pulls together the different research findings and presents and interprets them within a coherent framework. This monograph fills this gap.Contents:Processing of Sound in the Auditory System and Neural Representation of Temporal Fine StructureThe Role of TFS in MaskingThe Role of TFS in Pitch PerceptionThe Role of TFS in Speech PerceptionThe Influence of Hearing Loss and Age on the Binaural Processing of TFSOverview, Conclusions and Practical Implications
Readership: Medical professionals, academics and clinicians in hearing, life science students and biomedical researchers.
Key Features:Sensitivity to temporal fine structure (TFS) in sound is currently a hot topic, but no other book focuses on this topicThe book provides a critical review and interpretation of data on sensitivity to TFS and how sensitivity is affected by hearing loss and ageThe author has published extensively in this areaKeywords:Hearing;Hearing Loss;Age;Temporal Fine Structure;Envelope;Hearing Impairment