The Hearing Sciences, Third Edition

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The Hearing Sciences, Third Edition addresses all 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.

Basic and intermediate chapters are targeted to undergraduate students. Intermediate and advanced chapters are appropriate for AuD instruction. Advanced chapters summarize key points from introductory chapters, so assignment of those earlier chapters is not required if the student has previously had a survey course in hearing science. Direct relevance to clinical audiology is featured. For example, the text contains comprehensive explanation of the active mechanisms of the cochlea and relates this to otoacoustic emissions and hearing loss.

The writing is straightforward and clear. 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.

New to the Third Edition:

An updated art program with more illustrations and imagesA new chapter on advanced vestibular anatomy and physiology, and thorough updates to the prior vestibular contentContinued attention to conveying information in a straightforward manner while reflecting the current state of researchKey concepts bolded throughout for greater comprehension and accessibilityReview questions added to each chapter to ensure students grasp and retain the information
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About the author

Teri A. Hamill, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Audiology at Nova Southeastern University, recently took early retirement. She had taught AuD students for 21 years at Nova Southeastern University, and taught at two other universities and was a hospital-based audiologist.

Dr. Hamill's knowledge of instrumentation was furthered by having worked with engineers: Her post-doctorate in 1987 to 1988 was with Project Phoenix/Nicolet, which produced a commercially unsuccessful fully digital hearing aid. Her knowledge of digital signal processing also comes from being married to a computer scientist.

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.

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Dec 30, 2017
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Pages
637
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ISBN
9781944883645
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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