Handbook of Clinical Audiology, 6th Edition

Handbook of Clinical audiologyBy

  • Jack Katz PhD Director, Auditory Processing Service, Prairie Village, KS and Research Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and Professor Emeritus, University at Buffalo State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Larry Medwetsky PhD Vice President of Clinical Services, Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, Rochester, NY
  • Robert Burkard PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • Linda Hood PhD Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

For more than 35 years, students and audiologists have turned to the acclaimed Handbook of Clinical Audiology to master the principles and methods of the field. This text and reference offers scientific, clinical, and philosophical insights regarding current issues and procedures in audiology. This new edition incorporates the most recent material in the physiology, assessment, diagnosis, and management of hearing disorders. It is a readable, thorough compendium of hearing procedures and information, interpreted by highly respected individuals in the field.

Key Features

  • NEW! final chapter of the book, “Building a Successful Audiologic Practice,” shows students how to combine audiologic skills and knowledge with core business skills to create and build their own thriving practice.
  • NEW! Special Populations, including a new chapter on tinnitus/hyperacousis.
  • NEW! Case Studies in some chapters provide an opportunity to examine clinical applications and help reinforce important concepts.
  • This Sixth Edition is divided into four sections:
  • Introduction, Basic Tests, and Principles, with coverage of such topics as calibration, puretone air conduction, bone conduction, speech audiometry, masking, and case histories.
  • Physiologic Principles and Measures, featuring a new chapter on the physiologic bases of audiologic interpretation and management as well as new coverage of wideband acoustic reflectance and peripheral anatomy and physiology.
  • Special Populations including children, educational audiology, central auditory processing disorders, individuals with multiple disabilities, nonorganic hearing loss, hearing loss in the elderly, and tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  • Management of Hearing Disorders, examining hearing aids and cochlear implants, management and counseling, and room acoustics and assistive technologies.
  • Edited by a noted professor of communication disorders
  • Over 70 contributors offer their understanding of the field and have added their research data and clinical observations.
  • Coverage of special populations and management of auditory problems.
  • Physiological measurements section that includes electrocochleography, middle latency responses, and otoacoustic emissions.
  • Clear, reader-friendly writing that stimulates thought, provokes discussion.
  • Comprehensive references and information on other resources, including websites, for further study.
  • Supplemental materials for Chapter 23 are available on thePoint companion website at http://thepoint.lww.com/Katz6e.


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