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Author Cranford, Jerry Lynn, 1942- author.

Title Basics of audiology : from vibrations to sounds / Jerry L. Cranford
Published San Diego : Plural Publishing, [2008]


Description 1 online resource (145 p.)
Contents Physics of sound or acoustics -- Functional anatomy of the auditory nervous system -- Contributions from the psychoacoustics research laboratory -- Intake history and otoscopic examination of the patient's ear canal and eardrum -- Pure tone air and bone conduction audiometry: how to interpret the patient's audiogram -- Speech audiometry: what it can and cannot reveal about peripheral versus central auditory function -- What are acoustic reflexes and what do they reveal about the patient's auditory function -- Tympanometry and tympanograms: what they reveal about the patient's middle ear function and hearing status -- Electrocochleography and brainstem auditory evoked potential tests and what they reveal about cochlear and brainstem functions -- Otoacoustic emissions: the latest computerized tool for assessing peripheral hearing and neural function -- Common forms of behavioral assessments used by audiologists to assess central auditory function -- Recent advances in electrophysiology measurement tools for assessing central auditory nervous system (CANS) problems -- Use of medical neuroimaging techniques to assist in evaluating cans problems in patients
Summary The author describes and explains the basic scientific information that Speech and Language Pathologists must acquire in order to understand what the audiologist may convey to them in verbal or written reports. The specific science areas that will be covered include physics of sound or acoustics, functional anatomy/physiology of the peripheral and central parts of the auditory nervous system, and psychoacoustics. -- Part 1
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Includes all the necessary audiological principles needed for any SLP student to become competent in test assessment and the diagnosis of hearing disorders. Mastery of this text will enable the future clinician practice in a wider patient base
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Deaf people -- Rehabilitation
Hearing disorders -- Diagnosis.
Hearing Tests -- methods
Hearing Disorders -- diagnosis
Auditory Diseases, Central -- diagnosis
Hearing -- physiology
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Deaf -- Rehabilitation
Hearing disorders -- Diagnosis
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1597568813