Audiology and Communication Disorders: An Overview, 2nd Edition

Audiology and Communication DisordersBy

  • Larry Humes PhD Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Fred Bess PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt; Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Vanderbuilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Succeed in your audiology course with Audiology and Communication Disorders: An Overview, 2nd Edition.  Using the innovative communication chain model that makes concepts and principles easy-to-understand, this proven book covers structure and function of the auditory system; auditory disorders; audiologic measurement; screening for hearing loss and middle ear status; prosthetic devices for the hearing impaired; and rehabilitation and habilitation for individuals with impaired hearing.

Boxed learning activities, case study vignettes, and commentaries help you understand audiology concepts and their clinical applications. In addition, you’ll have access to a wide range of online resources including videos and animations that bring concepts alive, a pronunciation glossary, a question bank, labeling exercises, an interactive screening test, an anatomy and physiology image bank, case studies, and audio demos.

  • Master concepts of audiology through the unique, easy to understand “Communication Chain” approach introduced in the first chapter and used throughout the book.
  • See how the book’s concepts relate to real world issues through Case Study Vignettes that are tied to the communication chain and explicitly outline the professional’s role.
  • Expand your understanding of audiology with Experiment boxes that illustrate concepts through experiments or learning activities; Conceptual Demo boxes that demonstrate concepts using real-world examples; Further Discussion boxes that provide commentary on text concepts; Clinical Applications boxes that discuss current and new tests, procedures, applications, or trends in clinical settings; and Historical Note boxes that highlight the history of a person, equipment, or a concept and their/its effect on audiology.

Enhance your retention of key concepts with Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Review Questions that build your understanding and challenge you to apply your knowledge.

Key Features

  • NEW! Content has been updated and enhanced throughout.
  • NEW Many new case studies have been added and all case studies now link to the communication chain.
  • NEW! Two new chapters cover the professions of audiology and speech language pathology.
  • NEW! The Second Edition now covers additional disorders (including auditory neuropathy), and other specialists who work with audiologists (especially speech language pathologists), and expands its coverage of genetics.
  • Provide your beginning students with the concise, easy-to-understand introduction to audiology they need, while meeting the needs of your more advanced students using the wide range of online resources developed specifically to work with the book’s content
  • Help your students understand audiology through the unique “Communication Chain” approach, which is introduced in the first chapter and used throughout the book.
  • Show your students how the book’s concepts relate to real world issues through Case Study Vignettes that are tied to the communication chain and explicitly outline the professional’s role.
  • Expand your students’ understanding of the field with a range of special boxes, including Experiment boxes that illustrate concepts through experiments or learning activities; Conceptual Demo boxes that demonstrate concepts using real-world examples; Further Discussion boxes that provide further commentary on text concepts; Clinical Applications boxes that discuss current and new tests, procedures, applications, or trends in clinical settings; and Historical Note boxes that highlight the history of a person, equipment, or a concept and their/its effect on audiology.
  • Maximize student mastery of key concepts with Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Review Questions that test their retention and challenge them to apply their knowledge.

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  1. dear admin can you please upload the book cummings otolaryngology 5th edition to this site for gold members ? as inspite of all my efforts i could not download it from medicaldentalebooks site

  2. I need that book also,please and I hope I can download it as platinum member.Thanks.

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