The text has informative chapters on special testing, real-ear measurements, the requirements of fitting the pediatric patient with hearing loss, as well as the patient with tinnitus and hearing loss that otolaryngologists can expect to see commonly in practice. The increasing body of the "science" of hearing aid fitting is addressed in chapters covering evidence-based prescribing of hearing aids, as well as future trends to be expected in hearing aid and otologic research. Practical suggestions on professional marketing of hearing aids, as well as a breakdown of the economics of hearing aid dispensing to enhance profitability in today's increasingly difficult practice environment are also well covered.
The text is sure to enhance the knowledge base of the otolaryngologist in one of the fastest growing areas within the specialty.
This practical guide gives occupational health nurses everything they need to know about setting up and managing hearing conservation programmes, as well as how to carry out the audiometric tests. The text fully covers the syllabus of BSA accredited courses for the certificate of competence in Industrial Audiometry and includes practical examples, case studies, sample audiograms and questionnaires for setting up case histories. As the BSA syllabus is based on the HSE’s guidelines, the book will be a useful training manual and up-to-date reference for Health and Safety professionals, Occupational Health professionals, and HSE inspectors.
Dr Maryanne Maltby is an Audiological Scientist and Principal Lecturer on the Amplivox courses in Industrial Audiometry. She has previously taught Audiology and related subjects at Manchester University (Course Leader) and at Oxford Brookes University. She is a committee member of the Hearing Aid Council and a member of the British Society of Audiology. She also has wide consultancy experience in workplace training and advice on hearing conservation issues, fitting hearing protection, management of hearing and tinnitus problems at work.
The text benefits from 162 original illustrations, including uncluttered diagrams that illuminate auditory mechanisms. An extensive glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
The emphasis is on explanation and clarity of style throughout, making The Sense of Hearing an essential resource for students and educators involved in this sometimes challenging field.
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.
The interactive web browser-based "ear training" software practice modules provide experience identifying various types of signal processes and manipulations. Working alongside the clear and detailed explanations in the book, this software completes the learning package that will help you train you ears to listen and really "hear" your recordings.
This all-new edition has been updated to include:
Audio and psychoacoustic theories to inform and expand your critical listening practice.
Access to integrated software that promotes listening skills development through audio examples found in actual recording and production work, listening exercises, and tests.
Cutting-edge interactive practice modules created to increase your experience.
More examples of sound recordings analysis.
New outline for progressing through the EQ ear training software module with listening exercises and tips.