Introduction to Audiology: Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Frederick N. Martin / John Greer Clark  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
12
Language
English
Total pages
512
Pub.-date
July 2014
ISBN13
9781292058856
ISBN
1292058854
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For courses in Introductory Audiology

 

A comprehensive introduction to hearing and balance disorders.

 

This comprehensive, well-organized introduction to hearing and balance disorders gives students a number of vital tools to help them better understand, retain, and analyze the material. The book continues to update the material to keep content current with recent research, while retaining and improving a user-friendly approach to the topics and an abundance of how-to information, which shows the rewarding, fascinating aspects of a career in audiology.

 

This text is designed to provide the ultimate teaching and learning experience.

 

  • Organized to ensure maximum teaching and learning effectiveness and success through a highly useful, unique chapter arrangement, flexible depth of coverage, and helpful chapter organization.
  • Includes features designed to facilitate learning, including illustrative visual tools, clinical commentaries, evolving case studies, footnoted material, review tables, a comprehensive glossary, and 20 new video clips interspersed throughout.

Features

Organized to ensure maximum teaching and learning effectiveness and success through a highly useful, unique chapter arrangement, flexible depth of coverage, and a helpful chapter organization.
  • A highly useful, unique chapter arrangement facilitates early comprehension of what is often perceived as difficult material:
    • An introduction to the profession of audiology is followed by a brief look at how the ear works to help students understand the details of auditory tests as they relate to the basic mechanisms of hearing.
    • Presentations of anatomy and physiology designed for greater detail and application follow the descriptions of auditory disorders.
    • Readers wanting a more traditional approach may simply rearrange the sequence in which they read the chapters.
  • Depth of coverage:
    • If the depth of coverage of some subjects is greater than desired, the text’s primary and secondary headings allow for easy identification of sections that may be deleted.
    • If greater detail is desired, the suggested reading lists at the end of each chapter provide more depth.
  • Chapters are organized to facilitate learning:
    • An introduction to the subject matter and a statement of instructional objectives begin each chapter.
    • Liberal use of headings, subheadings, illustrations, and figures enhance the ease of use.
    • Chapter Summaries repeat important points.
    • Boldface new or unusual terms appear in the text and are defined in the book’s comprehensive glossary.
    • Review tables summarize the high points within may chapters.
    • NEW! A variety of interactive test questions assess students’ understanding.
    • Multiple-choice Check Your Understanding questions can be accessed to assess comprehension of text concepts, as well as a variety of activities designed to facilitate learning. Immediate feedback is provided on the appropriateness of responses.
  • Evolving Case Studies sections in selected chapters provide opportunities for readers to test their abilities to synthesize what they learn and solve some practical clinical problems.
    • NEW! The number of developing case studies has increased, expanding the diagnostic and treatment information in this edition.
  • Indexes help readers locate desired materials quickly.
    • Page numbers in the Author Index appear in italics and direct the read to complete book or journal references by a particular author.

 

 

NEW! 20 video clips are interspersed throughout the text, further demonstrating new information:
  • The videos illustrate otoscopic technique and basic hearing test procedures, as well as more advanced electroacoustic and electrophysiologic tests, earmold impression technique, hearing aid assessment measures, and more.

 

 

Includes a variety of features designed to facilitate learning, including:
  • NEW! A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for each chapter, derived from students’ actual queries in class and during office hours.
  • Summary tables provide details in figure captions augmenting the text by paraphrasing each demonstrated concept, and help students test their knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Clinical commentaries highlight the applicability of important concepts.
  • Evolving case studies follow select disorders chapter by chapter through diagnosis and recommended treatment, paralleling students’ mastery of key concepts.
  • Footnoted material refers to early contributors in the fields of anatomy, ear disease, acoustics, and audiology that allow students to learn the history of the science without interrupting the flow of the text.
  • A comprehensive glossary defines words that are boldface and clickable in the text.

 


New to this Edition

NEW! 20 video clips are interspersed throughout the text, further demonstrating new information:

  • The videos illustrate otoscopic technique and basic hearing test procedures, as well as more advanced electroacoustic and electrophysiologic tests, earmold impression technique, hearing aid assessment measures, and more.
  • NEW! A variety of interactive test questions assess students’ understanding:
    • Multiple-choice Check Your Understanding questions can be accessed to assess comprehension of text concepts, as well as a variety of activities designed to facilitate learning. Immediate feedback is provided on the appropriateness of responses.
  • NEW! Expansion of the Evolving Case Studies to include more cases, increasing the diagnostic and treatment information in this edition.
  • NEW! A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for each chapter, derived from students’ actual queries in class and during office hours.
  • NEW! The use of color, red and blue, in the illustrative audiograms gives readers a closer representation of real-world test results.
  • NEW! New figures as color photographs of ear pathologies and other demonstrations present greater realism.

  • Table of Contents

    Part I   Elements of Audiology

    Chapter 1    The Profession of Audiology

    Chapter 2    The Human Ear and Simple Tests of Hearing

    Chapter 3    Sound and Its Measurement

    Part II Hearing Assessment

    Chapter 4    Pure-Tone Audiometry

    Chapter 5    Speech Audiometry

    Chapter 6    Masking

    Chapter 7    Physiological Tests of the Auditory System

    Chapter 8    Pediatric Audiology

    Part III   Hearing Disorders

    Chapter 9    The Outer Ear

    Chapter 10 The Middle Ear

    Chapter 11 The Inner Ear

    Chapter 12 The Auditory Nerve and Central Auditory Pathways

    Chapter 13 Nonorganic Hearing Loss

    Part IV  Management of Hearing Loss

    Chapter 14 Amplification/Sensory Systems

    Chapter 15 Audiological Treatment