The quintessential core textbook for audiology and speech-language pathology students
Essentials of Audiology, Fifth Edition by renowned audiology and hearing science experts Stanley Gelfand and Lauren Calandruccio has been updated to incorporate advances and changes in the field of audiology that have occurred since the publication of the prior edition. These include advances in audiological diagnosis and intervention in such areas as electrophysiological assessment, pediatric evaluation, cochlear implants, speech perception, hearing aids, and related technologies. The text has also been updated to reflect revised clinical guidelines, expert position papers, current systematic reviews, and standards and regulations that affect clinical practice. In addition to the reader-friendly text for which the book is well-known, the new edition actively embraces diversity with features such as non-gendered language (e.g., singular they) and more inclusive photographs and drawings.
This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of audiology at the introductory level with discussions on acoustics, anatomy and physiology, sound perception, auditory disorders and the nature of hearing impairment, methods of measurement, screening, clinical assessment, and clinical management. The book includes 17 chapters, starting with Acoustics and Sound Measurement and concluding with Effects of Noise and Hearing Conservation. As with the prior editions, the text is highly relevant and conducive to learning, thanks to the input of a distinguished group of audiologists involved in clinical practice, research, teaching, and student supervision, along with insightful advice from recent audiology students.
• Co-authored by renowned clinician-scientists, educators, and Fellows of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology
• Extensively updated and expan, Every essential topic in audiology, from acoustics and anatomy to auditory disorders and hearing loss, is covered in this book. It gives audiology students a solid understanding of core audiologic concepts. With thorough coverage of the essentials of clinical practice, it is also a good refresher for audiologists and speech-language pathologists who are starting out in their practice. Indispensable, comprehensive reference for the basics of audiology -More than 300 exquisite full-color illustrations -Questions and answers at the end of each chapter for study and review of essential topics -Extensive bibliography with references to current literature New -The latest scientific and clinical knowledge -New technology for electrophysiological assessment as well as bone-anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants -Expanded discussion of management techniques, now in two separate chapters -More user-friendly format, with a four-color design