Introduction to Sound: Acoustics for the Hearing and Speech Sciences, Fourth Edition

Plural Publishing
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 The beloved classic textbook, Introduction to Sound: Acoustics for the Hearing and Speech Sciences, is back in a new fourth edition and continues its aim to teach fundamental concepts of acoustics to students in communication sciences and disorders and related disciplines. Students in speech, language, and hearing science must have a thorough understanding of the elements of acoustics before they can successfully embark on more advanced study of both normal and disordered human communication.

The textbook is known for how acoustical concepts have been made understandable for all students, not just those who are already grounded in mathematics and physics. The book is appropriate for undergraduate courses in acoustics for speech and hearing and hearing science, as well as related courses in audiology.

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New chapter on room acoustics (Chapter 10) summarizes relevant concepts for classrooms as well as discusses principles and methods for assessing speech intelligibility/understandingChapter 3 on acoustic impedance is now a freestanding chapterEach chapter includes Practice ProblemsSeveral other chapters have been reorganized to achieve an improved focus and more logical flow of conceptsNow includes a Glossary of key termsInformation has been made more concise*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.

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About the author

Charles E. Speaks, PhD, is a Distinguished Morse-Alumni Professor Emeritus in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Ohio University and his PhD degree from the University of Michigan. He taught an undergraduate/graduate-level course in acoustics at the University of Minnesota for 39 years and developed an undergraduate course on the physics and biology of spoken language. Dr. Speaks was awarded a Distinguished Teacher Award by the College of Liberal Arts in 1977 and a Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education in 1997, and he was inducted into the University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 1999. Dr. Speaks also was awarded the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2002. 

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Dec 29, 2017
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9781944883508
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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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