Fundamentals of Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist is specifically written for the speech-language pathologist working with hearing impaired populations. This helpful text incorporates the expertise of audiologists along with the knowledge and experience of speech-language pathologists and combines the theories and training of both disciplines in order to facilitate the practical application of foundational audiologic information into speech language pathology practice. This comprehensive text also covers the type and degree of hearing loss and the resulting auditory, speech, and language difficulties.
Fundamentals of Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist is consistent with the current education philosophy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Specifically, it addresses both knowledge and skills by integrating the science and technical aspects of audiology with current habilitative and rehabilitative strategies of the field. Pedagogical features include Chapter Objectives, Key Terms, Chapter Summaries, and Discussion Questions.
The speech-language pathologist (SLP) may find him- or herself working in a wide range of settings, including medical, educational, rehabilitative, and industrial. Regardless of the setting, throughout their career they are quite likely to find themselves working with an individual who is hard of hearing or deaf. It is perhaps even more likely that the SLP will work with multiply impaired individuals with a wide variety of comorbidities, one of which may be hearing loss. Fundamentals of Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist will help prepare SLP students and professionals with key knowledge for a wide-range of clinical encounters involving hard of hearing and deaf populations.
- Behavioral and objective auditory screening and assessment, interpretation of results, and treatment considerations
- Concomitant acoustic, speech, language, and communication effects associated with different types and degrees of hearing impairment
- The hearing impaired child in the school setting, including description of laws for children with hearing impairment, parental rights, classroom modifications, and troubleshooting techniques for amplification and assistive listening devices
- A review of the evaluation of speech and language skills in the hearing impaired population and a list of appropriate tools for use by speech-language pathologists to assess these abilities
- Social emotional and counseling issues
ANIMATIONS available on the Navigate Companion Website*
· Sound Traveling Through the Ear
· Standard Testing Protocol and Procedures
· Normal Hearing
· Minimal Hearing Loss
· Otitis Media
· Moderate Sensorineural Hearing Loss
· "Cookie Bite" Audiogram
· Mixed Hearing Loss
· High Frequency Hearing Loss
· Profound Hearing Loss
· Soundfield Testing
Instructor Resources: Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations,
Student Resources: Navigate Companion Website including: Animations, Chapter Quizzes, Crossword Puzzles, Interactive Flashcards, Interactive Glossary, Matching Questions, Web Links
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Speech-Language Pathologist in Audiology Services: An Interprofessional
Chapter 2 Sound and Hearing
Chapter 3 Audiometric Equipment
Chapter 4 Case History Assessment and the Process of Differential Diagnosis
Chapter 5 Pure Tone Audiometry and Masking
Chapter 6 Speech Audiometry
Chapter 7 Otoscopy and the Middle Ear Test Battery
Chapter 8 Beyond the Basics
Chapter 9 Interpretation of Audiometric Results
Chapter 10 Hearing Aids and Hearing Assistance Technology for Children and Adults
Chapter 11 Laws, Standards, and Guidelines
Chapter 12 Understanding Auditory Development and the Child with Hearing Loss
Chapter 13 Hearing Issues in the Early Intervention Years
Chapter 14 Audiology Services in the School System
Chapter 15 Aural (Re)habilitation
Chapter 16 Diagnosis and Treatment of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders: A Collaborative Approach
Chapter 17 Acute, Sub-Acute, and Nursing Home and Long-term Care Facilities
About the Author(s)
Deborah Welling, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA-Associate Professor and
Director of Clinical Education, Dept of Speech-Language Pathology, Seton Hall
University, South Orange, New Jersey
Deborah Welling is an associate professor and director of clinical education in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall University. Dr. Welling earned her bachelor of arts degree in communication arts and sciences from Hofstra University; her master’s degree in audiology from Queens College of the City University of New York; and her doctoral degree in audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Welling is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) association; a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA); and is a member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA), for whom she has served as Vice-Chair of the Higher Education Committee.
Prior to her role as an associate professor and director of clinical education,
Dr. Welling spent many years in direct clinical service provision and supervision;
with extensive experience in the behavioral assessment of the very young and
difficult to test populations. It was during this time period that she met her
co-author Carol Ukstins.
Dr. Welling has also had extensive involvement with interdisciplinary screening and evaluation processes in the early intervention, preschool and school-aged populations, with an emphasis on (central) auditory processing assessment.
Since joining the faculty at Seton Hall University, Dr. Welling has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses that cover anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, fundamentals of sound (acoustics), basic and advanced audiologic measurement and interpretation, and aural habilitation and rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Welling provides clinical and academic advising and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate level students.
Carol Ann Ukstins, MS, CCC-A, FAAA-Educational Audiologist,
Office of Special Education, Newark Public Schools, Newark, New Jersey
Carol Ukstins is an educational audiologist who is currently serving as the Auditory Impairments Program Specialist for The Newark Public Schools, the largest school system in the State of New Jersey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Worcester State College, Worcester, MA (1987), a master’s degree in audiology from Syracuse University, Syracuse NY (1989), and advanced certification in assistive technology (2010). Mrs. Ukstins is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) association; a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
With 20 + years of experience in audiology, she has worked in hospital and community health care centers. Alongside her co-author, Deborah Welling, she has worked extensively with a wide range of difficult-to-test populations including the very young and those with multiple disabilities.
Ms. Ukstins currently works in the public school sector with Deaf and hard of hearing students, providing support throughout the district to students with both hearing impairment and central auditory processing deficits. The parent of two hearing impaired children herself, she speaks with both professional and personal knowledge on the impact of hearing loss.