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Audiology: Science to Practice, Second Edition Steven Kramer

Audiology: Science to Practice, Second Edition

Steven Kramer

Published March 15th 2013
ISBN : 9781597565233
Paperback
426 pages
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Audiology: Science to Practice, Second Edition is a textbook for undergraduate students in audiology and speech-language pathology and for graduate students beginning an AuD program who may not have a previous background in the subject. It is also anMoreAudiology: Science to Practice, Second Edition is a textbook for undergraduate students in audiology and speech-language pathology and for graduate students beginning an AuD program who may not have a previous background in the subject. It is also an excellent resource for any professional who works with audiologists or patients with hearing loss. Readers at all levels will find the material challenging yet understandable.. Extremely well-written, the book flows smoothly and logically. Difficult concepts are well supported by figures and tables for ease of learning. Each chapter is prefaced by a list of learner outcomes and punctuated by summaries (synopses) which can be found on the easily identifiable grey pages. The synopses include bulleted highlights for review or for a quick read of the entire book. At the end of each chapter there is a supplemental topic that can be used for expanded applications. Also included are references to the most current guidelines from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Audiograms and calibration values are based on the newest standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI, 2004).. The author, who has taught an Introduction to Audiology course for more than 20 years, has truly designed this text with the student in mind. Based on his experience, he has produced a balanced coverage of the subject that is consistent with the material necessary for an introductory course. Chapters cover hearing science, diagnostic procedures, an introduction to hearing aids, and extensive coverage of anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems. This book will give the reader the tools needed to have an understanding and appreciation of the auditory system, to be able to interpret and understand basic hearing tests, and to be able to apply this knowledge to their future education or clinical practices. It is design