Whether you are planning a career as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, Clinical Audiology: An Introduction, 2nd edition, is the most comprehensive, easy-to-understand book designed to give you the clinical knowledge base needed to advance in your chosen profession. Coverage of audiology basics is broadly based and includes topics such as hearing instruments, various assessment techniques, and the treatment process, in order to offer you a well-rounded view of the clinical practice of audiology.
- Learning Objectives have been added to each chapter to enhance understanding of major concepts.
- Each chapter contains Discussion and Short Answer Questions designed to reinforce understanding of major concepts.
- Audiologist Profiles of professionals in the field of audiology personalize the profession and highlight the many different professional roles an audiologist can play.
- Content has been updated in all areas, from the nature of the profession to modern assessment and hearing aid approaches. Numerous case studies are included with commonly used audiometric symbols and terminology.
- Expanded chapters on communicating audiometric results, audiologic management, and treatment tools offer deeper content to students looking for more specifics.
Table of Contents
1: The Profession of Audiology in the United States.
2: The Nature of Hearing.
3: The Nature of Hearing Impairment.
4: Causes of Hearing Impairment.
5: Introduction to Hearing Assessment.
6: The Audiologist's Assessment Tools: Behavioral Measures.
7: The Audiologist's Assessment Tools: Electroacoustic and Electrophysiological Measures.
8: Different Assessment Approaches for Different Populations.
9: Reporting and Referring.
10: Introduction to Hearing Rehabilitation.
11: The Audiologist's Rehabilitative Tools: Hearing Instruments.
12: The Audiologist's Rehabilitative Strategies.
13: Different Rehabilitative Approaches For Different Populations.
About the Author
Brad A. Stach, Ph.D., Director of Audiology and Clinical Services-Central Institute for the Deaf Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing-Washington University, St. Louis, MO