Updates to the new edition include:New chapters on the measurement of outcomes resulting from intervention, preventable hearing loss, implementation of newborn hearing screening programs, and the future of implantable devices, among othersReorganization for improved sequencing of content areaSubstantially updated chapters
The Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology, Second Edition is intended for use in doctoral-level education programs in audiology or hearing science, as well as to serve as an in-depth reference source for practicing audiologists and other professionals, educators, scientists, and policy makers seeking current and definitive information on evidence-based pediatric audiology practice.
Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, is professor and chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and associate director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, Tennessee. After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona and her master's degree at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Tharpe practiced as a pediatric audiologist for fourteen years before obtaining her doctoral degree at Vanderbilt and beginning her research and teaching career. Much of her work has focused on the impact of minimal degrees of hearing loss on psycho-educational and psycho-social development in school-age children. Dr. Tharpe is the recipient of numerous professional awards including Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the inaugural American Academy of Audiology Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology.
Richard Seewald, PhD, is a distinguished university professor emeritus in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a research associate at the National Centre for Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario. For the past 40 years, Dr. Seewald's work has focused on issues that pertain to the selection and fitting of amplification for infants and young children. He is known internationally for his work in developing the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) Method for pediatric hearing instrument fitting. Dr. Seewald has received numerous awards for his work with children including the Honors of the Canadian Academy of Audiology and the Canadian Speech, Language and Hearing Association, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Dalhousie University, and the prestigious International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology for his pioneering work in the field of pediatric audiology. In his retirement, Dr. Seewald serves on the Advisory Board of the Hear the World Foundation.
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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