Finely illustrated and exceptionally readable, this fourth edition of the leading text in Speech and Hearing Science, is dedicated to the habilitation and rehabilitation of the speech and hearing impaired. This comprehensive and highly popular text provides a solid foundation in the anatomy and physiology of respiration, phonation, articulation, neurology, and hearing.
Now in its fourth edition, this classic text has been thoroughly updated and features a highly readable format, clearer illustrations, and the addition of a second color. Clinically relevant materials punctuate the entire text, as well as in-depth supplemental and clinical notes. Key terms are boldfaced, and numerous new illustrations create dramatic visual impact.
New to this Edition
- Vastly improved reproduction of original anatomical photographs enhance educational value.
- Contains numerous new illustrations including photographs of brain sections and two-color illustrations of musculature.
- Current findings have been added, historical contents have been condensed, and some nonessential material has been eliminated.
- Chapter opening illustrations have been added along with a new two-color format and four color cover to increase visual impact and improve readability for the student.
Table of Contents
Most chapters begin with “Introduction” and conclude with “Bibliography and Reading List.”
1.Introduction and Orientation.
The Respiratory Passage.
The Framework for the Breathing Mechanism.
The Musculature of the Breathing Mechanism.
The Mechanics of Breathing.3.Phonation.
The Supportive Framework of the Larynx.
The Cartilaginous Framework of the Larynx.
Membranes and Ligaments of the Larynx.
The Interior of the Larynx.
The Muscles of the Larynx.
Methods of Investigation of Laryngeal Physiology.
Laryngeal Physiology and the Mechanics of Phonation.4.Articulation.
The Cavities of the Vocal Tract.
The Articulators and Associated Structures.
Contributions of the Articulators.5.The Nervous System.
Tools of the Trade.
General Organization of the Nervous System.
Functional Anatomy of the Central Nervous System.
Functional Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System.
The Structural and Functional Aspects of Neurons.
Nervous Control of the Speech Mechanism.
An Introduction to the Endocrine System.6.Hearing.
The Nature of Sound.
The Function of the Inner Ear.7.Embryology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism.
Early Embryonic Development.
Development of the Structures for Speech and Hearing.
Development of the Nervous System.
Development of the Inner Ear.8.Circulation.
The Circulatory System.
General Features of the Cardiovascular System.
Blood Supply for the Speech and Hearing Mechanism.Postscript. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index.