Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Second Edition

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 Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Second Edition is designed to provide students and beginning clinicians with instruction in the art and science of clinical audiometry techniques. Well-defined learning outcomes, review of concepts, observation exercises, guided practice, and review materials serve as catalysts for active learning of concepts and provide opportunity for utilization of fundamental audiometry methods. The comprehensive content of the Learning Manual encompasses the breadth of audiologic evaluation, including history taking and patient communication, ear canal assessment and management, immittance, pure-tone testing, masking, speech audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, patient counseling, and report writing. This text is designed to cultivate the successful learning of students and entry-level professionals.

Each chapter in this second edition has been updated to reflect current standards of practice. Additional updates include:

Two new chapters on physiologic measurements, including otoacoustic emissions, as well as common challenges and pitfalls of the new clinicianEnhanced information on audiogram interpretation and auditory pathologyMore detailed information on acoustic reflexesEnhanced information on reportingFurther delineation and clarification of masking conceptsAccess to companion website with audiograms for interpretation and videos of common procedures


The Learning Manual consists of various components designed to engage students through active learning. Learning Outcomes provide students with clear goals for knowledge and skill-building and provide a foundation for students to evaluate their progress toward clinical competence outcomes. Review of Concepts provides a concise examination of the theoretical knowledge necessary for performance of clinical activities. Observation challenges students to witness the behavior of clinical instructors or practicing professionals in the act of clinical practice. Guided Practice leads the student through exercises designed to provide firsthand experience with performing clinical activities. Reflection and Review provides students with opportunities to incorporate newfound understanding gained through Observation and Guided Practice into their theoretical and conceptual knowledge base through answering reflective and review questions.

Chapters can be taught in a serial fashion, following the sequence of a typical audiologic evaluation. Alternatively, the order of activities can be tailored to suit a particular instructional curriculum, or as individual topics coalesced with immediate goals.

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Mark DeRuiter, MBA, PhD is director of graduate studies and clinical programs in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus, where he earned his doctorate. He oversees the Julia Davis Speech-Language-Hearing Center and teaches coursework in counseling and professional issues. Dr. DeRuiter also serves as a clinical placement director and mentor for both audiology and speech-language pathology graduate students. He has taught introductory audiology as well as advanced aural rehabilitation courses both in the United States and Taiwan. Dr. DeRuiter's research interests are in auditory processing and speech perception.

Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, is a senior staff audiologist and research coordinator in the Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. She is also the audiology clinical education coordinator and an adjunct assistant professor at Wayne State University. Dr. Ramachandran is an associate consulting editor for Plural Publishing Inc. and has coauthored and edited several textbooks geared toward audiology students.

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Plural Publishing
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Feb 15, 2016
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216
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9781597569576
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English
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Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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