Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience

Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience

Book 2
Plural Publishing
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 Hearing Across the Lifespan-Assessment and Disorders is the second book in a three-book series series focused on Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience.

The book reviews what is known about the developing auditory system, what happens as we age, as well as a brief synopsis of the disordered auditory system. These aspects of human perception are then extended by the discussion of state of the art noninvasive physiologic measures of hearing. Many of these measures are tools used to assay the auditory system in applied research studies, as well as used in the clinical evaluation of subjects.

The first book in the series is Normal Aspects of Hearing.

The third book is entitled Special Topics and provides "translational" perspectives on current topics in hearing science.

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About the author

Kelly Tremblay, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University at Washington. She earned a bachelor’s degree. in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a MSc in Audiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her interest in hearing science began in Colorado, as an audiologist who worked with hearing aid and cochlear implant users. Interested in auditory rehabilitation, she returned to school to learn more about the neuroscience underlying rehabilitation. She completed a PhD at Northwestern University, followed by post-doctoral training at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California.

As a clinician and neuroscientist, Kelly Tremblay uses her training in neuroscience to better understand some of the everyday listening difficulties people with hearing loss describe. Because the typical person with a hearing loss is usually older and has been deprived of sound for some time, Dr. Tremblay’s scholarly interests include defining the effects of aging and hearing loss on the brain. Another research interest of hers is to determine if auditory training can be used to improve the neural representation of acoustic cues transmitted by the ear to the cortex. She has published numerous papers and book chapters on these topics, and has received grant awards from many organizations including the National Institutes of Health. She has served as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Audiology, an Assistant Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and a Section Editor for the journal Ear and Hearing.

Robert Burkard, PhD, CCC-A is Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science, at the University at Buffalo. He earned his BS in Communication Disorders at Buffalo State College, and his MS and PhD in Audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He did a post-doc in the Department of Biology at Washington University. His first faculty position (Assistant then Associate Professor) was in the Department of Communication Disorders at Boston University. He moved to the University at Buffalo, where he was an Associate then Full Professor, in the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and Otolaryngology. He moved to the Department of Rehabilitation Science, in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, in 2006.

His scholarly interests include acoustics and calibration, auditory physiology, and (more recently) vestibular function and balance. His research in auditory physiology has focused on human and animal auditory evoked potentials, but includes some single-unit electrophysiology and functional imaging studies. He has served as Editor for the American Journal of Audiology, was the Audiology co-Chair of the 2007 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention in Boston, has served as vice Chair and Chair of the American National Standards (ANSI) S3 Bioacoustics Accredited Standards Committee, and currently serves as a member of the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee. 

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Plural Publishing
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Published on
Jun 29, 2012
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781597566872
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Language
English
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Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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Basic Fundamentals in Hearing Science is a practical textbook written primarily for college undergraduates preparing for graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Using Newtonian physics, the authors present a novel approach to the subject of hearing science, enabling students to develop their understanding of the subject while building their knowledge of scientific concepts as they move through the text. Students progress from the basics to more difficult concepts in a graduated process. The text encourages thinking and problem solving rather than learning by rote memorization and clarifies obscure concepts in a writing style that promotes greater understanding and comprehension. Pedagogical elements include key terms listed for each chapter, bulleted chapter summaries, and review questions. For undergraduate hearing science students without hard science backgrounds, this text aims to decompress and facilitate the comprehension of difficult and often cumbersome concepts in order to master the basic concepts in hearing science.

This textbook is also a useful supplemental or recommended reference for speech and hearing combined courses that require more coverage of hearing science than currently available in speech-oriented textbooks.

Key features:

An extensive number of figures and illustrations for improved overall comprehension of the subject matterClear descriptions of the many and various forms of sound wave phenomenon, and of auditory anatomy and physiology--from the outer ear to the auditory cortexAn overview of scientific measurement scales and notation including the use of logarithms, exponential and scientific notation, and the metric systemAn opening chapter that defines and elucidates the meaning, practice, and philosophy of science--with an emphasis on theory-driven research--including a practical guide for the writing of a scientific manuscriptChapters devoted to the basic terminology used in hearing science and the application of those basic principles and terms, as well as a chapter that addresses basic nervous system terminology and describes the structure and function of the twelve pairs of cranial nervesA chapter that deals exclusively with the structure and function of the auditory system

 

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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