The Hearing Sciences: Second Edition

Plural Publishing
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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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Tony L. Sahley
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

 

Melissa Malde
Brooke Hallowell
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Organized to maximize adult learning, the book is adaptable for multiple pedagogic methods for classroom-based courses, independent study, and online learning.Aphasia and Other Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Guide for Clinical Excellence provides clinicians and students a clear pathway for quality and effectiveness in clinical practice.

Key features include:

* A rigorous approach to the art and science of clinical practice, integrating diverse theoretical perspectives for a global readership
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* How-to content on more than 50 intervention approaches
* Diagrams, charts, illustrations, summary tables, a substantial glossary, a detailed index, and rich up-to-date references
* Systematic queries that enliven clear learning objectives


Pedagogy includes:

* Extensive assessment resources and a process analysis approach for analyzing communicative performance and interpreting assessment results
* Clear and concise clinical examples to ensure relevance of information based on realistic scenarios
* Systematic queries that enliven clear learning objectives
* Diagrams, charts, illustrations, summary tables, a substantial glossary, a detailed index, and rich up-to-date references
* Key terms in bold within the chapter and listed in a glossary

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. 

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