New or expanded topics include:The relationship of hearing loss to brain disordersJob fitnessAccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities ActBlast injuryRecreational music and hearing lossHypothesis of progressive NIHL after noise cessationSolvent ototoxicityAppropriate exchange rate for predicting noise hazardThe American Medical Associations method of measurement of hearing disability
This new edition provides practical guidance for expert witnesses and legal practitioners and is essential for otolaryngologists, audiologists, occupational physicians, attorneys handling hearing loss claims, and claims management professionals.
It approaches the subject from a multitude of perspectives from the diverse disciplines that make up the typical hearing rehabilitation team including audiologists, otologists, speech and language pathologists, plus those working in the related fields of education, genetics, pediatrics, and psychology. Each topic is presented in concise and consistently organized form, sifting the essential from the unessential, and includes references to original print and electronic sources. Gaps in the knowledge of hearing and vestibular disorders are clearly denoted and directions to sources of information that supplement the material available about each disorder are given.