The Auditory Steady-State Response: Generation, Recording, and Clinical Application

Plural Publishing
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Written for auditory clinicians and researchers alike, this is the first monograph on this important area of auditory science that traces the international research effort from its origins in the 1970s to the present day. Comprising contributions from experts in a range of disciplines including auditory physiology, engineering, medicine and audiology, the book presents comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the generation and recording of the ASSR and the clinical applications of the response. 
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Gary Rance is an audiologist, a full-time researcher and teacher at The University of Melbourne and a part-time sculptor. He is currently Director of Academic Programs for the Department of Otolaryngology and holds the Wagstaff Research Fellowship. His research areas involve various aspects of auditory evoked potential measurement, assessment of paediatric cochlear implant outcomes and the perceptual characterization of hearing impaired children.

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Plural Publishing
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Published on
Feb 1, 2008
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Pages
335
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ISBN
9781597568784
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Language
English
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Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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