The Hearing Sciences: Second Edition

Plural Publishing

The Hearing Sciences, Second Edition addresses all the topics critical to understanding the hearing sciences: acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, psychoacoustics, and basic instrumentation.

Written in a straightforward approach, each chapter opens with an introduction of the key concepts and ends with a concise summary. The practical nature of the book is demonstrated in the "Clinical Correlates'' examples, which relate elements of the hearing sciences to patient care and engage students in the concepts.

The textbook is designed for undergraduate students--the more advanced chapters are useful supplementary material in graduate audiology programs--but through this book, students will gain invaluable insight into the hearing sciences before ever taking a course in audiology.

New to this edition:

New and improved illustrationsUpdated information on cochlear physiology

 

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About the author

Teri A. Hamill, PhD, is professor of audiology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she teaches AuD students. She has been a professor for nearly 25 years and also has worked clinically in a hospital setting. Dr. Hamill developed an interest in digital signal processing and instrumentation circa 1988 during her post-doctoral work with a company that created a (commercially unsuccessful) digital hearing aid. (The processor was the size of a cigarette pack.) She teaches courses in basic sciences, research methodology, and electrophysiology. Dr. Hamill provides content forincluding review tutorials for text chapters. On vacations, she sails the waters of south Florida and the Bahamas on a lovely 38-foot sailboat, which is “older than her students.”

Lloyd L. Price, PhD, is professor emeritus of audiology from Florida State University. He taught for more than 30 years and was Dr. Hamill's professor during her doctoral studies at Florida State University. In addition, his clinical background spanned more than nine years. Dr. Price drafted early versions of this text for use in his undergraduate classes, and sought to present hearing science information in an interesting and straight-forward manner. Now retired, Dr. Price and his wife live in Havana, Florida and travel, primarily to Europe.

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Aug 30, 2013
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Pages
524
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ISBN
9781597569040
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Language
English
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Genres
MEDICAL / Physiology
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
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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
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

 

Speech and Voice Science, Third Edition is the only textbook to provide comprehensive and detailed information on both voice source and vocal tract contributions to speech production. Because the writing style is user-friendly for all levels of students, instructors report using this book for a wide variety of courses, including undergraduate and graduate courses in acoustic phonetics, speech science, instrumentation, and voice disorders. Heavily revised and updated, this third edition offers multiple new resources for instructors and students to enhance classroom learning and active student participation. At the same time, this revised textbook provides flexibility to allow instructors to construct a classroom learning experience that best suits their course objectives.

Key Features:

A highly readable writing style that allows students to grasp difficult conceptsHeavily illustrated to enhance information provided in the textEach chapter includes section study questions to help students make sure that they are focusing on key conceptsSidebars throughout the text provide a deeper dive into related topics


New to the Third Edition:

A newly designed two-color interior provides increased readabilitySeven Clinical cases are now included throughout the book to help students apply speech science principles to clinical practiceA new chapter addresses Speech Prosody with updated and expanded coverage of the acoustic properties that contribute to stress, prominence, and speech rhythm and the clinical relevance of acoustic measurement of prosodyA new chapter on Instrumentation covers basic information on digital data acquisition, microphones, and recording for clinical and research purposesReorganization of introductory material provides a new chapter on the Physics of Motion to prepare students to learn about the acoustics of sound wavesForty-nine revised spectrogram figures provide increased clarity of key acoustic features of vowels and consonants*Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book. 

 

 How does Deaf culture fit into education, psychology, cultural studies, technology and the arts? Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States addresses this through both theoretical and practical information. With the recognition of American Sign Language (ASL) as a bona fide language, the perception of Deaf people has evolved into the recognition of a vibrant Deaf culture centered around the use of signed languages and the communities of Deaf people.

This text also describes how rapid advances in technology, including the Internet as well as new visual and auditory technologies, have not only created opportunities for Deaf people to influence how technology can be used, but additionally has become a powerful force in influencing the behavior of Deaf individuals within diverse national and international societies. This has created opportunities for incorporating diversity and international perspectives into Deaf culture. Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, and stories to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching. Theories are introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding, and clear examples are provided to illustrate concepts.

In addition, students of American Sign Language and Deaf studies will find an introduction to possible opportunities for professional and informal involvement with ASL/Deaf culture children and adults. Deaf Culture fills a unique niche as an introductory text that is accessible and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World.

Key Features:

* Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf culture
* Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples
* Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner
* Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in ASL and Deaf culture

Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.


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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