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Author Valente, Maureen.

Title Pure-tone audiometry and masking / Maureen Valente
Published San Diego : Plural Pub., [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 233 pages) : illustrations
Series Core clinical concepts in audiology
Core clinical concepts in audiology.
Contents Introduction -- Acoustics overview -- Preparation for pure-tone testing -- Threshold : methods of ascertaining and recording -- Audiogram interpretation -- Masking -- Unconventional pure-tone techniques -- Identification audiometry : hearing screening -- Sample audiograms : frequently seen hearing disorders -- Pure-tone audiometry : past, present, and future
Summary Early sections describe integral concepts that provide foundation for the comprehensive audiologic evaluation, such as a basic acoustics overview, equipment, and calibration. This textbook leads the reader through preparation for testing and step-by-step generation of a pure-tone audiogram. Thorough description and many examples are provided relative to major parameters involved in audiogram interpretation: type of hearing loss, magnitude, configuration, and symmetry. The second section of the textbook relates to masking theory and procedures involved in clinical masking, particularly during pure-tone audiometry. Examples are provided here, in addition to sections regarding obtaining valid measures, pearls and pitfalls encountered during testing, audiogram interpretation with common hearing disorders, advanced applications for utilization of pure-tone stimuli in diagnostic Audiology, and more. This textbook serves as a framework for integration of additional audiologic procedures with pure-tone audiometry as its base. Many of the most difficult concepts for a beginning audiology student are addressed: references of the decibel in basic acoustics, calibration of equipment, interpretation of the audiogram, and masking procedures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Audiometry.
Audiometry, Pure-Tone.
Hearing Disorders -- diagnosis.
Perceptual Masking.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1597567809 (electronic bk)
9781597567800 (electronic bk)