This textbook provides a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of hearing science, including acoustics, psychoacoustics, anatomy and physiology, and related topics such as introduction to digital signal processing and instrumentation in hearing science. It is designed to supplement in-class instruction with both remedial and advanced material for students with different academic backgrounds, and is ideally suited for speech pathology and audiology students at the undergraduate and introductory graduate levels. Online student resources on thePoint will include video demonstrations, a quiz bank, labelling exercises for images in the book, PDFs for selected chapters, Web links, and audio clips. Online instructor resources on thePoint will include PowerPoint slides, a test generator, an image bank, and homework assignments with answers.
• Objectives provide students with a quick overview of content to be covered.
• Key Terms are bolded within the text to help students focus on and retain crucial topics.
• Example Problems show students how to work through problems related to each major concept.
• Practice Problems Problems provoke thought and test student's comprehension of each chapter's major concepts.
• A Summary and a list of Key Points provide a brief recap of important information discussed in each chapter.
• Links, called out in the text with an icon, are included online to provide help in understanding basic concepts, to provide more information on a topic, or to help students work through the text's practice problems step by step.