Essentials of Audiology: Edition 3

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Praise for this book:This unique book encompasses everything from hearing science and psychoacoustics to hearing conservation and basic audiometry...explaining it at beginner's level while providing a more in-depth look for the more experienced.--Doody's ReviewThe third edition of the successful Essentials of Audiology is a comprehensive introduction to the entire field of audiology. Retaining the user-friendly approach of previous editions, it incorporates current scientific and clinical knowledge to provide students with a solid foundation in the core audiological concepts. It covers the full range of topics from acoustics, anatomy, and physiology, to auditory disorders and hearing impairments, screening techniques, assessment, and clinical management. Highlights of the third edition:
  • Coverage of the latest developments in hearing aid and cochlear implant technology and electrophysiological assessment
  • New study questions at the end of each chapter that enable review of essential topics
  • Expanded discussion of management techniques, now in two separate chapters
  • More than 300 illustrations to demonstrate important concepts
  • Extensive bibliography with references to the current literature
  • This introductory textbook is an indispensable reference for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in audiology and a resource for speech and language pathology students. With its thorough coverage of the essentials of clinical practice, the book also serves as a valuable refresher for beginning audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
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    Professor, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Queens College of City University of New York, New York, NY, USA

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    Publisher
    Thieme
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    Published on
    Jan 1, 2011
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    Pages
    560
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    ISBN
    9781604061550
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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    Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders, Fourth Edition is a core graduate-level textbook that addresses the needs of students who will treat swallowing disorders as well as clinicians who currently treat swallowing disorders in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and private outpatient clinics. The Fourth Edition has been revised to bring the reader up to date in all aspects of the management of swallowing disorders.

    New to the Fourth Edition:

    Full-color images throughoutTwo new chapters that focus on the instrumental evaluation of swallowing (Chapter 6) and feeding and swallowing treatment options with infants and children (Chapter 10)Liberal use of tables that highlight text materialRevised detailed glossary to explain medical and surgical terminologyExtensively revised throughout to contain current information, reviews, and definitionsClinical Management of Swallowing Disorders, Fourth Edition examines the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders in children and adults and emphasizes team management, swallowing safety, nutrition, behavioral treatments, and surgical options. The diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders is a major medical discipline that traverses multiple medical specialties, especially speech-language pathology and otolaryngology. The essential aspects of dysphagia management are presented in a format that both beginners and clinicians needing a practical update on dysphagia will find useful.
    Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book. 

     

    Praise for the first edition:
    I cannot praise this book too highly it is undoubtedly now the benchmark text in this area, and is an absolute essential for every audiologist and student. Graham Sutton, International Journal of Radiology, Vol. 41, No. 6, 2002

    One of the best textbooks I have ever used...written by a researcher with a stellar reputation [who is also] an expert on the clinical aspects of the field...packed with information from both a theoretical and practical perspective...makes difficult concepts comprehensible...from an instructors point of view, it is a sheer delight. Adrienne Rubenstein, PhD, Professor, Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn College, New York

    Key Features:

    Completely revised to reflect the research and technological advances of the last decadeNew chapters on directional microphones and the latest digital signal processing strategies Extensive coverage of all aspects of open-canal, thin-tube hearing aids Practical tips, tables, and procedures designed to be pinned on the walls of clinicsEach cross-referenced chapter builds on the previous chapters

    Hearing Aids, Second Edition, is a book within a book:

    Each chapter has a one-page synopsis that captures the key concepts of each topicThe material that students most need is contained in marked paragraphs that flow after each other to form a coherent thin book inside the larger book Intervening additional paragraphs add satisfying depth

    Written, comprehensively referenced, and extensively reviewed by leaders in the field, this book is ideal as a core graduate text as well as a standard reference for clinicians.

     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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