- Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity Casebook (2021; 1st Edition)
Tinnitus and sound disorder case studies provide invaluable guidance on enhancing quality and scope of patient care
Tinnitus affects nearly one in 10 people around the world and tinnitus-related disabilities are considered among the most common chronic conditions reported. Historically, many patients with these conditions have been ignored, misunderstood, or misguided by medical, audiological, and/or online communities. Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity Casebook by renowned audiologists and educators Suzanne H. Kimball and Marc Fagelson provides evidence-based strategies for clinical management of patients with tinnitus as well as sound intolerance disorders, based on a diverse array of case studies drawn from clinics.
The book is divided into three sections and 29 chapters, with insightful clinical pearls from 24 multidisciplinary authors. The first section includes 15 cases on a full spectrum of underlying medical conditions, patterns of occurrence, and tinnitus with normal hearing, followed by two cases covering hyperacusis associated with an acoustic shock and diplacusis. Section two details psychological correlates for tinnitus and disorders of sound intolerance, with practical treatment strategies and coping skills for misophonia, fear hyperacusis, hyponatremia, pediatric cases, psychogenic tinnitus and dizziness, and PTSD. The final section, "Additional Considerations," includes two areas of practice currently growing in importance: patients with COVID who notice hearing changes and the co-occurrence of sound intolerance with normal pure-tone thresholds.
Background, references, and examples of specific conditions and interventions support audiology's scope while providing options for the practitioner who works with an otherwise underserved patient population
Each case study demonstrates the complexity of audiologic rehabilitation associated with tinnitus and disorders of sound tolerance, including challenging and unsuccessful outcomes
Clinical history, test results, diagnosis, outcomes, questions, answers, items to support both patient and clinician self-efficacy, and key points enhance acquisition of knowledge, while encouraging problem-solving skills
This is an important textbook for every graduate course in the area of clinical audiologic practice that addresses patient management related to tinnitus and sound tolerance. It is also a must-have reference for practicing clinicians to improve management and outcomes of patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia.
- The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Communication Sciences and Disorders (2021; 1st Edition)
- Speech Sound Disorders: Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment (2021; 1st Edition)
An innovative and invaluable resource for students and professionals to effectively treat children with speech sound disorders
Children with speech sound disorders are at higher risk of academic failure, behavioral difficulties, motor impairments, language delays, and literacy deficits. Speech Sound Disorders: Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment by Kelly Vess provides the necessary tools to use research-based practices when diagnosing and treating preschoolers. Sophisticated yet reader-friendly, this interactive book is certain to revolutionize the methodology therapists use to treat children with these disorders and globally improve outcomes.
Through a step-by-step process, readers will learn to critically review and evaluate research in practice. Guidance is provided on how to create educationally rich activities to comprehensively treat children with speech sound disorders. Readers will not only learn how to integrate research into practice, but also how to research their own practices to continually grow as professionals and advance the field. In addition, invaluable insights are provided on how to make efficient use of limited therapy time by targeting executive function, social communication, motor skills, language skills, and literacy skills while treating children with speech sound disorders.
Readers actively engage in this robust learning experience by:
Participating in interactive activities with 120 video clips of diverse populations of preschoolers that clearly illustrate evidence-based practices.
Critically reviewing current research, objectively evaluating research in practice including their own, and creating evidence-based methods to continually improve evaluation and treatment of preschoolers with varied needs.
Implementing proven evidence-based strategies to improve outcomes within a variety of contexts for diverse groups of preschoolers.
Scaffolding children with complex treatment target selection to promote optimal growth at a time when neuroplasticity is at a high level.
This unique resource empowers individuals across academic and professional settings to improve the treatment outcomes for preschoolers with speech sound disorders, develop self-efficacy skills, and instill a lifelong love of learning in children.
- Patient-Centered Communication: The Seven Keys to Connecting with Patients (2020; 1st Edition)
A practical resource that provides keys to improved patient–provider communication in healthcare
Patient-Centered Communication: The Seven Keys to Connecting with Patients by Natacha J. Moreno supports and enhances caring communication and empathetic dialogue between providers and patients, an extremely important topic that exemplifies excellence in medical practice. The book focuses on seven essential components which form the foundation of compassionate communication. These are mindfulness, intention to bond, positive body language, empathetic vocal tone, attending to the patient's state and perspective, and listening with the heart and mind. The chapters provide instruction on effective verbal and nonverbal skills that support each vital key to connection.
Opening vignettes provide a practical example of each chapter's topic in practice
Imagine This and Take Action boxes stimulate thinking, motivate action, and provide an opportunity to apply knowledge and communication skills
Videos demonstrate how to nonverbally reflect engagement, openness, kindness, and compassion, and also provide positive and negative examples of tone and vocal style
This highly compelling and inspirational book is an essential read for all healthcare professionals and caregivers, and serves as a vital teaching guide.
- Adult Audiology Casebook (2020; 2nd Edition)
Real-life cases enable students and practitioners to integrate adult-centered audiology knowledge into clinical practice!
Adult Audiology Casebook, Second Edition by esteemed researchers and educators Michael Valente and L. Maureen Valente presents all new cases, reflecting issues that have become more prevalent in clinical settings. An impressive array of international authors provide expert advice, best practices, and vital tools clinicians need to successfully manage patient expectations and achieve optimal outcomes. Seven sections encompass a wide range of hearing, vestibular, and balance disorders, other conditions that result in hearing loss, diagnostic exams for auditory and vestibular function, and treatments.
50 comprehensive cases covering all aspects of adult audiology include thought-provoking questions and answers followed by a summary of key points
Full color audiograms provide a reader-friendly hearing loss evaluation tool
Simple and complex treatment approaches including aural rehabilitation, sound therapy, auditory processing disorder therapy, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and hearing assistive technologies
Discussion of a wide variety of diagnostic tools used for audiometric assessment
Essential reading for graduate level audiology students, this casebook is a must have for sharpening and enhancing clinical skills. It also provides a robust classroom tool for audiology and speech-language pathology professors, as well as a practical daily reference for audiologists, otolaryngologists, and ENT residents.
- Pediatric Audiology Casebook (2019; 2nd Edition)
Leverages real-life cases to foster in-depth understanding of pediatric audiology
Pediatric Audiology Casebook, Second Edition is fully updated with more than 60 new cases presented in four sections, covering all facets of the diagnosis and management of hearing disorders in children. Renowned experts Jane R. Madell, Carol Flexer and rising stars Jace Wolfe and Erin C. Schafer have compiled an impressive compendium of basic to complex diagnostic cases, covering the most salient topics in the field. The book effectively bridges the gap between content knowledge and clinical application, enabling readers to put acquired theory into active practice by engaging in problem-based learning.
All cases include key information for diagnosing and managing pediatric patients: clinical history, audiologic testing, evaluative reader questions, thought-provoking answers, definitive diagnosis, recommended treatment options, and final outcome
Expanded use of cochlear implants including implant performance issues
Overcoming challenges—from family non-compliance and complicated mapping—to professional collaboration and multidisciplinary assessments
Paired with the best-selling textbook Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management, Third Edition, this robust classroom duo is an essential resource for instructors and students alike. Acquire in-depth knowledge from the textbook, apply it to practical case studies, and achieve deeper understanding of the full spectrum of pediatric audiology.
- Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (2019; 1st Edition)
A how-to-guide on providing an evidence-based, patient- and family-centered care service in speech-language pathology and audiology
Patient and family-centered care is a vital component of improving treatment satisfaction and measurable success. Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology focuses on teaching speech-language pathology and audiology students how to develop and incorporate this model into everyday practice. Carly Meyer, Nerina Scarinci, Louise Hickson, and an impressive array of international authors share personal experiences and pearls that prepare students with both scientific evidence and practical information for implementation. The content reflects a cross-collaborative approach, with contributions from speech-language pathologists and audiologists, as well as other health professionals including psychologists and occupational therapists.
Professional topics including preparation and planning for patient- and family-centered care in the practice setting, needs assessments, multidisciplinary collaboration, and cultural and linguistic diversity
Real-life cases, description of evidence-based patient outcomes, and firsthand insights included in each chapter
Learning objectives, boxed features such as student activities and helpful tips, questions for consideration, and end of chapter summaries enhance retention and integration of knowledge
29 video case examples that include interviews with patients, families, and clinicians, as well as demonstrations of patient- and family-centered care in action
- Audiology Practice Management (2019; 3rd Edition)
Find Success in Practice as an Audiologist!
Audiology Practice Management, Third Edition by Brian Taylor, provides new and established audiologists with everything they need to know about running a practice in the 21st century. This new edition offers expert approaches to starting and maintaining a practice in audiology - from technical, legal, and financial daily operations - to new issues like HIPAA compliance, social media considerations, and marketing strategies in the digital age.
Readers will benefit from the collective knowledge and expertise of audiologists and assorted industry experts who share pearls, controversies, and tips on a wide range of topics, including areas of practice not commonly seen in textbooks. Six new chapters cover key topics including basic management principles, clinical education, pricing strategies, entrepreneurial skills, changes in healthcare documentation, and valuation and exit strategy.
The financial aspects of audiology including accounting, coding, reimbursement, and competitive pricing
The delivery of optimal, patient-centered services with discussion of quality improvement, staffing, infection control, and improved amplification acceptance rates
A clinical process perspective on changes in healthcare documentation and how to use SOAP notes
Best practices - from credentialing and contracting - to sales and marketing strategies
Full color figures, flowcharts, and textboxes
This title is part of a three-volume set on Audiology (Diagnosis, Treatment, and Practice Management). Together, these books cover every aspect of audiology, providing a remarkably comprehensive resource - essential reading for doctoral students in audiology and must-have bookshelf references for audiologists.
- Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management (2019; 3rd Edition)
The definitive educational resource on the clinical management of hearing disorders in children
Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management, Third Edition is fully updated with cutting edge topics reflecting the latest advances in the field. New chapters include hearing and vestibular issues in children, state-of-the-art testing methods for neonates, and longitudinal studies on cochlear implant technology. Renowned experts Jane R. Madell, Carol Flexer and rising stars Jace Wolfe and Erin C. Schafer provide meticulous discussion on all aspects of pediatric audiology—from underlying pathology and testing to medical, therapeutic, and surgical treatments. Pearls and best practices from a cadre of esteemed experts focus on achieving optimal patient outcomes.
Thirty-seven chapters organized by four sections: Hearing Loss: Essential Information, Diagnosing Hearing Disorders in Infants and Children, Hearing Access Technologies for Infants and Children, and Educational and Clinical Management of Hearing Loss in Children
Detailed clinical discussion of pediatric audiologic test protocols and the selection and management of technologies
The neurophysiology of reading impairment — from theory to management
Closed caption videos provide hands-on guidance on clinical testing techniques
This richly illustrated edition is essential reading for graduate students in audiology, a robust resource for professors and audiologists who teach and mentor these students, and a go-to field guide for practicing clinicians. Paired with Pediatric Audiology Casebook, this dynamic duo is a must-have reference for trainee and veteran audiologists alike.
- Atlas of Neuroanatomy for Communication Science and Disorders (2018; 2nd Edition)
A beautifully illustrated atlas that provides robust speech-language pathology and audiology learning tools
Atlas of Neuroanatomy for Communication Science and Disorders, Second Edition, is based on the award-winning textbook Atlas of Anatomy and the work of Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, and Udo Schumacher. The updated text reflects advances in neuroscience and invaluable insights from Leonard L. LaPointe, one of the foremost teachers and practitioners in the field of brain-based communication disorders today. The book features beautiful illustrations from the recently published second edition of the Schuenke atlases and new content on cognition, higher cortical function, the spinal cord, structural damage, and clinic-pathological effects.
Divided into seven chapters, the book is presented in a logical framework, starting with a concise, illustrated overview of anatomy of the brain and nervous system. This approach ensures mastery of introductory concepts before readers move on to more advanced material. The text covers traditional acquired speech-language conditions such as aphasia and neuromotor speech disorders, cognition and swallowing disorders, communication impairments caused by traumatic brain injury, multisystem blast injuries, and degenerative disorders of the nervous system.
More than 450 exquisitely rendered full-color illustrations delineate basic anatomy and physiology, multiple visual perspectives, and impacted and interrelated body structures
Descriptive legends and text bridge the gap between neuroanatomic principles and clinical applications
Tables, charts, and concise text clearly detail the role of anatomical structures in normal communication and what happens when they dysfunction
This remarkable atlas is essential reading for graduate and undergraduate students in speech-language pathology, audiology, and communication sciences. It will also greatly benefit clinicians who need to understand the crucial connection between neuroanatomy and functional systems when treating people with communication disorders. It should be on the bookshelf of every practicing clinician or student who deals with brain-based disorders.
- Audiology Treatment (2018; 3rd Edition)
The definitive guide to treating hearing loss and auditory disorders in the 21st century
Hearing loss impacts an estimated 360 million people worldwide and may precipitate poorer academic performance, reduced quality of life, decreased social engagement, and increased fatigue. Audiology Treatment, Third Edition by Jason Galster and a cadre of renowned audiology experts, is updated in full color with 180 illustrations and new topics. Pearls, best practices, and pitfalls on the management and treatment of hearing loss reflect significant knowledge gleaned from the authors' collective experience.
The book is a one-stop resource on hearing aids, covering the many scientific aspects of hearing loss and devices, fitting and measuring patients, and methods to ensure optimal performance over time. In-depth chapters cover the treatment of auditory disorders in children to older adults, including assessments, hearing aid coupling, real-ear measurements, and case studies.
Physical properties of hearing aids, verification of acoustic performance, methods of audio signal processing to shape and filter sound, and a detailed introduction to prescription devices
Clinical outcome measures utilizing quality-of-life, costs analyses, and evidence-based methods
The expanded use of cochlear implants in children and adults
Unique topics such as bone-anchored hearing aids, assistive technologies, hearing protection, and management of tinnitus and hyperacusis
This title is part of a three-volume set on Audiology (Diagnosis, Treatment, and Practice Management). Together, these books cover every aspect of audiology, providing a remarkably comprehensive resource - essential reading for doctoral students in audiology and must-have bookshelf references for audiologists.
- Audiology Answers for Otolaryngologists (2017; 2nd Edition)
Significant advances in Audiology during the last few decades have resulted in a wide spectrum of sophisticated treatment options and diagnostic tests. This concise, easily accessible FAQ format addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of the field, providing audiologists, otolaryngologists, Otolaryngology residents and other specialists with a high-yield study guide.
Key highlights in second edition:
Expert authors answer the "most frequently asked" Audiology questions, enabling quick comprehension of key Audiology concepts.
Topics new to the second edition include multifrequency tympanometry and ototoxic monitoring; while updates cover vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, video head impulse testing, bow and lean tests, current hearing aid technology and wireless accessories, and standards for testing hearing aids.
Two new chapters cover the audiological assessment of pediatric patients and the educational training of audiologists.
More than 130 figures and tables elucidate learning.
This succinct, pocket-sized Audiology guide will greatly benefit Otolaryngology residents with demanding schedules who often struggle preparing for and mastering the challenging Audiology component of the Board exam. The reader-friendly format also provides a quick, go-to reference for ENT practitioners.
- The Audiogram Workbook (2016; 1st Edition)
The Audiogram Workbook - the first guide to provide comprehensive practice in the administration of audiograms - lets the student work through more than 100 clinical cases covering a full range of audiologic disorders. Each exercise is structured to allow the student to write in his or her own clinical evaluation based on presenting symptoms and audiometric test results - and then compare the results to the examiner's real case summary.
Special features of this unique text:
135 cases for practical assessment and professional development -- the largest collection ever compiled for a study guide!
A comprehensive listing of unusual patient conditions and how to adapt to them
A medical chart format throughout the book - providing the practice needed in working with standard notations
The Audiogram Workbook is a valuable source of concentrated practice and review of audiometric test interpretation, essential for those who wish to expand their skills.
- Essentials of Audiology (2016; 4th Edition)
Now in a more user-friendly format, with a four-color design, this new edition includes the latest scientific and clinical knowledge to give audiology students a solid understanding of core audiologic concepts. Every essential topic in audiology, from acoustics and anatomy to auditory disorders and hearing loss, is covered in this book.
Key Features of the Fourth Edition:
Covers new technology for electrophysiological assessment as well as bone-anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants
Expanded discussion of management techniques, now in two separate chapters
More than 300 exquisite full-color illustrations
Questions and answers at the end of each chapter for study and review of essential topics
Extensive bibliography with references to current literature
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- Auditory Processing Deficits: Assessment and Intervention (2015; 1st Edition)
Auditory Processing Deficits is designed to provide readers with key clinical information on APD, an important, growing area of interest in the field of audiology. The book contains the latest guidelines on screening, diagnosis, and intervention of auditory processing deficits and includes key information on related assessment tools and management strategies.
More than 300 high-quality, full-color illustrations help readers understand complex topics
Graphics showing clinical research data aid in comprehension and retention of difficult concepts
Case examples facilitate the synthesis of information from clinical assessments and creation of intervention plans
Each chapter includes a section on future trends that informs readers of upcoming technologies or methodologies that could benefit patients
Written by an experienced authority on APD, with knowledge and experience in three related fields including audiology, speech-language pathology, and teaching for the deaf, this book is an essential clinical guide for graduate students in audiology as well as practicing audiologists.
- Adult Audiology Casebook (2014; 1st Edition)
Adult Audiology Casebook is a compendium of key clinical cases designed to help clinicians develop the critical thinking skills necessary to successfully diagnose and treat patients. The cases are written by experts from around the world who share their experiences and expertise in dealing with a range of challenging clinical scenarios. An important classroom resource, the book gives readers expert guidance on providing best practice care in the areas of hearing disorders, the diagnosis of auditory and vestibular disorders, amplification, cochlear implants, hearing assistive technology, and management of tinnitus.
More than 70 adult case reports written by leading clinicians from the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and England
Over 180 color audiograms that help clinicians evaluate hearing sensitivity
Includes a series of questions on each case with thought-provoking answers followed by a summary of the key points on that case
This textbook is essential reading for graduate level audiology students who want to sharpen and enhance their clinical skills. It is a valuable teaching tool for audiology and speech pathology professors as well as a practical reference for practicing audiologists, otolaryngologists, and ENT residents in their daily practice.
Adult Audiology Casebook is the ideal companion to Pediatric Audiology Casebook, by Jane Madell and Carol Flexer, published by Thieme in 2011.
- Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management (2013; 2nd Edition)
Written by pioneering experts in the field, this updated and expanded edition of Pediatric Audiology focuses on the practical application of audiology principles and protocols that audiologists and graduate students need to master. It features new chapters on vestibular testing of children, bone anchored hearing aids, and interpretation of audiologic test results, as well as describing in detail the red flags that audiologists should know to identify and manage the barriers to a childs optimal auditory development.
Videos with closed captioning, available online on Thiemes MediaCenter, demonstrate the clinical testing techniques discussed in the book
Detailed explanations of test protocols enable audiologists and otolaryngologists to use audiologic data to make thoughtful and effective management decisions for infants and children with hearing loss
Step-by-step guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hearing and balance disorders give students practical information they need and help practitioners accurately evaluate patients
Graduate students in audiology will read this text cover to cover and practicing audiologists will frequently refer to it in their daily practice.
- A Dictionary of Hearing (2013; 1st Edition)
A Dictionary of Hearing is a comprehensive reference that defines terms used in audiology, ENT, and related areas. This dictionary covers a wide range of terms in audiology and will be very useful to students and professionals in the field of hearing, including audiologists, nurses and doctors, teachers of the deaf, and speech and language therapists.
Contains over 4,000 common and uncommon audiological terms with clear meanings
Includes the etymology of words, providing a historical context for students
Entries have the breadth and depth of definition that students and professionals need
This dictionary is an essential resource that all professionals in the field of audiology will want to have at their fingertips.
- Roeser's Audiology Desk Reference (2013; 2nd Edition)
Audiologists are often pressed for time and need an up-to-date reference for quick consultation in their daily practice. Roeser's Audiology Desk Reference, Second Edition is an accessible resource containing all the latest facts, figures, diagrams, and standards that are essential to an audiologist's practice.
Covers relevant topics such as anatomy and physiology, audiologic and vestibular testing, instruments and procedures, hearing conservation, and much more!
Includes thousands of practical facts, figures, and tables for use in daily practice
Contains valuable information on all aspects of audiology diagnosis and treatment
Compiled and edited by Dr. Roeser along with four seasoned experts in the audiology profession
This invaluable clinical guide will be the reference of choice for all busy practitioners and students in audiology and speech-language pathology.
- Pediatric Audiologic Rehabilitation: From Infancy to Adolescence (2013; 1st Edition)
Pediatric Audiologic Rehabilitation presents evidence-based information on the clinical and educational management of children with hearing loss who are learning spoken language from infancy through adolescence. It provides students, clinicians, and teachers with the latest practical procedures and techniques for developing auditory and spoken language skills across a broad spectrum of ages and developmental stages.
Includes practical, realistic case examples that illustrate the application of audiologic rehabilitation techniques
Provides various clinical models of audiologic rehabilitation used by well-known leaders in the field
Contains a collection of strategies that practitioners can use to guide parents in their child's spoken language development
May be used to prepare for certification exams in audiology and speech-language pathology that include a component on audiologic rehabilitation
This book is a practical resource that brings together current information on auditory and spoken language development from infancy to adolescence, and it will be a valuable addition to the library of practicing clinicians, students, and teachers in the field of audiologic rehabilitation.
- Geriatric Audiology (2012; 2nd Edition)
Completely revised and updated, Geriatric Audiology, Second Edition is a unique handbook that provides audiologists, speech language pathologists, and doctoral students in audiology with evidence-based, clinical guidance on evaluating and treating hearing loss in older adults. Focusing solely on geriatric audiology, this new edition contains the latest information on the demographics of aging as well as the biological, sociological, and psychological factors that affect geriatric hearing loss and its ramifications.
Includes a new chapter designed to help audiologists and speech language pathologists teach health care professionals about hearing loss diagnosis and management
Emphasizes patient-centered hearing health care
Contains updated chapters on hearing loss, pure tone and speech findings, hearing aids, and audiologist rehabilitation and counseling for geriatric patients, giving readers comprehensive information on important areas in the specialty
Based on Dr. Weinstein's extensive experience in geriatric audiology, this book is an invaluable resource for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and others involved in the care of elderly patients with hearing, speech, language, voice problems, and other communicative disorders.
- Auditory Electrophysiology: A Clinical Guide (2012; 1st Edition)
Written primarily by audiologists familiar with cutting-edge research in a rapidly changing field, Auditory Electrophysiology provides a fresh perspective on the most current advances and practices in the specialty. Research and clinical information are presented separately to facilitate learning and provide a more practical organization of the material. In addition to clinical applications and case studies, this text includes sections on the foundational science and historical background of auditory evoked potentials as well as clinical practice and management.
Includes case studies written by clinicians who are experts in auditory evoked potentials, helping to highlight clinical applications in the specialty
Discusses how auditory electrophysiology techniques are used in central auditory function testing
Provides practical guidelines on how to write a clinical report, with easy-to-use templates, helping readers quickly master report writing
Contains a chapter on the application of principles of evidence-based practice, to guide clinical technique and analysis of auditory evoked potentials
Ideal as an introduction to the field for graduate students in audiology and ENT residents, Auditory Electrophysiology is also a useful guide for clinicians who want to refresh their skills or add to their practice. It fills a gap in the literature for an up-to-date text and reference on all aspects of auditory evoked potentials.
- Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility: Best Practices for Listening, Learning, and Literacy in the Classroom (2012; 1st Edition)
Written and edited by renowned leaders in the field, Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility focuses on the acoustic conditions, therapies, and technologies that assist audiologists and teachers of hearing-impaired students in making the speech signal audible, undistorted, and accessible.
Covering topics that range from acoustic measurements in the classroom to American Academy of Audiology clinical practice guidelines for Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT), this book reflects current practices and technologies that are designed to maximize the availability of classroom speech signals.
Discusses the importance of making speech accessible for auditory-linguistic brain development and how acoustic accessibility impacts listening, learning, and literacy
Uses graphics and charts to make difficult acoustic concepts easily understandable
Includes the latest information on desirable acoustic standards
Contains cutting edge information on technologies such as smart phone apps for use in making acoustic measurements and audio distribution systems
This concise, comprehensive reference is designed to be the go-to guide for busy audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers of hearing-impaired students who need practical information for achieving acoustic accessibility.
- Atlas of Neuroanatomy for Communication Science and Disorders (2011; 1st Edition)
Focusing on the anatomic concepts that speech-language pathology students must master, Atlas of Neuroanatomy for Communication Science and Disorders is a user-friendly guide to the neural basis of human communication and brain-based disorders. With this book, students will acquire a full understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of human communication, the neural mechanisms controlling speech, language, cognition and swallowing functions, the anatomic underpinnings of speech/language disorders of the nervous system and related communication impairments, and much more!
An extraordinary, full-color visual library of labeled anatomic illustrations--from Thieme's world-renowned Atlas of Anatomy Series--that makes every concept crystal-clear
Descriptive legends and text that bridge the gap between neuroanatomic principles and clinical applications
A logical framework that begins with a clear, illustrated overview of the anatomy of the brain and nervous system, ensuring mastery of introductory concepts before moving on to more advanced material
An in-depth look at how neuroanatomic structures are integrated into functional and dysfunctional communication systems, with coverage of aphasia, neuromotor speech disorders, impairments caused by traumatic brain and blast injuries, and more
Includes online access via scratch-off code to Thieme's collection of anatomy images on WinkingSkull.com PLUS, featuring nearly 600 full-color illustrations and timed self-tests with immediate feedback to help identify areas for further study
Edited by Dr. Leonard L. LaPointe, one of today's foremost teachers and practitioners in the field of speech-language pathology, this book offers a wealth of high-yield information for use in the classroom, exam preparation, and course review. It is essential for graduate and undergraduate students in speech-language pathology, audiology, and communication sciences, and will be a valued reference for any clinician working to understand the crucial connection between neuroanatomy and functional systems when treating patients with communication disorders.
- Hearing Conversation: In Occupational, Recreational, Educational, and Home Settings (2011; 1st Edition)
According to the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health, approximately 30 million employees are exposed to dangerous noise levels at work and an additional nine million workers are at risk for hearing loss from other ototoxins such as metals and solvents. Millions of children and young adults are also at risk for noise-induced hearing loss in non-occupational settings.
Hearing Conservation: In Occupational, Recreational, Education, and Home Settings is the most current text to cover all major topics related to noise-induced hearing loss, including the military, construction, manufacturing, mining, transportation, the music industry, the home environment, education settings, and recreational arenas. From the underlying principles of hearing loss to audiometric testing procedures to assessment of hearing conservation programs, this book is packed with information for audiologists and other members of the interdisciplinary team who provide hearing conservation services for at-risk groups.
Many examples of audiometric data, that enhance understanding of all types of hearing impairment, test procedures, and standard threshold shift calculations
Protocols for comprehensive audiological, tinnitus, and auditory processing evaluations
Clinical pathways and follow-up action steps when a standard threshold shift is confirmed, including decisions about worker compensation in occupational settings
Assessment of the effectiveness of a wide range of hearing conservation programs and correction of deficiencies, along with training, educational, and motivational techniques
The most current information about hearing protection and enhancement devices, related regulations, selection and fitting, and training workers in how to use them for optimal results
Comprehensive in scope, easily accessible, and useful to both clinicians and investigators, Hearing Conservation: In Occupational, Recreational, Education, and Home Settings is essential for audiologists, occupational hearing conservationists, otolaryngologists, internists, occupational nurses, noise control engineers, and any other practitioner who plays a role in developing, implementing, and maintaining hearing conservation measures. It is also an excellent text for graduate level audiology courses in hearing conservation.
- Vestibular Function: Clinical and Practice Management (2011; 2nd Edition)
In an updated and expanded Second Edition, this essential text continues to provide a dynamic introduction to dizziness and balance disorders, and a thorough discussion of the tenets of managing a balance clinic. Vestibular Function: Clinical and Practice Management begins with comprehensive advice on the function and dysfunction of the vestibular system, and how to perform a vestibular evaluation. In the following chapters, the author provides insight on the prevention of falls, and the treatment of vestibular dysfunction. In his expert discussion of the practical aspects involved in establishing, equipping and operating a balance clinic, Dr. Desmond includes his own unique perspective on staffing needs and marketing and financial considerations.
New to this edition:
Expanded and updated coverage of the disorders which cause dizziness, vertigo or imbalance
Extended review of specific disorders with need-to-know information about retrocochlear pathology and auditory asymmetry
A new chapter on falls prevention, and updated coverage featuring expert opinions on pediatric and neurological perspectives
Updated appendices of essential reference material and practice resources
This hands-on guide is an ideal overview for beginning audiologists, as well as a useful reference for already-practicing audiologists, otolaryngologists, neurologists, physical therapists, and emergency department physicians working in this challenging field.
- The Audiology Capstone: Research, Presentation, and Publication (2011; 1st Edition)
The Audiology Capstone: Research, Presentation, and Publication concisely presents the must-know information for completing every step of your Audiology Capstone Project. From choosing a research topic and mentor, to conducting the research and publishing the results, the authors provide you with the essential information for a productive and successful Capstone experience. Structured chronologically to parallel the Capstones progression, each succinctly organized chapter includes bulleted lists for fast reference and call-out boxes that provide examples of database tables, as well as helpful reminders about audiology equipment and software.
A realistic assessment of the research process from multiple perspectives, including AuD students, librarians, researchers, clinicians, and faculty
The final chapter, written by a student, details that individuals Capstone experience after following all the research methods and strategies presented within the text
Additional sections help you select a mentor, submit a proposal to an IRB, and understand copyright laws
Numerous chapters contain step-by-step information about different research databases, and screenshots of the databases that shows you how to use the numerous databases to find the best possible evidence
This comprehensive textbook details all of the necessary components of an Audiology Capstone for AuD students, researchers, clinicians, and instructors.
- Pediatric Audiology Casebook (2011; 1st Edition)
Pediatric Audiology Casebook bridges the gap between content knowledge and clinical application in an accessible manner that will enable readers to put learned theory into active practice by engaging them inproblem-based learning. This compendium of key cases is an excellent choice for the classroom, covering everything from basic and complex diagnostic cases, to hearing aid technology, vestibular issues, and the management of auditory development. Each case is consistently organized, beginning withthepatient's clinical history and audiologic testing. The authors then pose a series of evaluative questions to the reader, followed by carefully considered, thought-provoking answers designed to foster understanding. Cases close with a discussion of the definitive diagnosis, recommended treatment options, and the final outcome.
69 highly relevant cases cover a wide variety of common and uncommon clinical scenarios
All cases follow a consistent, user-friendly format, guiding the reader from assessment and diagnosis through treatment and outcome
Incisive discussion questions provide a critical lens for clinical evaluation
Over 50 audiograms are accompanied by a universal reference key to facilitate ease-of-use
This textbook is essential reading for the graduate level audiology student on his or her quest to become a thoughtful and effective diagnostician. It is a valuable teaching tool for audiology and SLP professors, as well as a practical reference for clinicians in their daily practice. This text is also useful for SLPs who work with children with hearing loss, as well as for pediatricians and otolaryngologists.
Pediatric Audiology Casebook is the ideal companion to the bestselling textbook Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management by the same authors.
- Audiology Answers for Otolaryngologists (2010; 1st Edition)
Audiology Answers for Otolaryngologists will help otolaryngology residents master the often troublesome audiology component of their Board exam.
In a concise, accessible FAQ format designed to quickly crystallize and reinforce must-know audiology concepts, the expert authors answer the audiology questions most commonly asked by otolaryngology residents.
FAQ format provides rapid access to key information on psychoacoustics, audiometric testing, amplification, and vestibular evaluation
Incisive questions culled from the authors' experience in the clinic
High-quality photographs throughout - depicting equipment and equipment calibration, plus numerous audiograms, charts, and tables - enhance the text
This is an essential Board review resource for otolaryngology residents. It also serves as a quick clinical reference for the busy otolaryngologist, audiologist, or speech language pathologist in daily practice.
- Digital Hearing Aids (2008; 1st Edition)
Digital Hearing Aids is an essential reference for information about the latest innovations in digital hearing aid technology. Concise descriptions and easy-to-reference tables and diagrams enable the reader to rapidly gain a solid understanding of digital signal processing, including such important topics as adaptive acoustic directionality, adaptive noise reduction, adaptive feedback cancellation, and sound classification. The book is divided into three main sections, with the first section providing an overview of foundational concepts, the second section presenting detailed analysis of state-of-the-art processing techniques, and the third section describing specific technical aspects of digital processing.
Each chapter opens with a brief overview of topics and questions, rapidly orienting the reader with the scope of the material presented
Mathematical examples in the third section of the book allow the reader to work through practical calculations, comprehend the nuts and bolts of the processing schemes, and understand the benefits and limitations of each
More than 170 illustrations and diagrams aid the comprehension of key concepts
This handbook is ideal for audiologists, otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, and for other professionals involved in the applications of digital signal processing.
- Audiology: Treatment (2007; 2nd Edition)
From the principles of hearing aid instrumentation, selection, and fitting, to the medical and surgical management of ear diseases and hearing disorders, to the rehabilitation of the patient with hearing loss, the new edition of Audiology: Treatment is an invaluable, up-to-date resource for the latest approaches to treating hearing disorders. Organized into two main sections, the book begins by guiding the reader through the principles of treatment and then presents important applications for the clinical setting.
Insights from respected experts in the field
New chapters on the numerous advances in hearing aid technology and electroacoustic analysis of hearing aids; the importance of outcome measures in validating the performance of amplification; treatment options for patients with processing disorders; new signals for real ear measures; and the use of fully implantable devices
Chapter outlines to rapidly acquaint reader with topics to be discussed
Pearls, pitfalls, controversial points, and special considerations providing recommendations and comments on key aspects of patient care
Audiology: Treatment is one part of a three-volume series, which is completed by Audiology: Diagnosis and Audiology: Practice Management. Together these books provide audiologists and students in graduate programs with a complete compendium of information on optimizing patient care.
- Audiology: Practice Management (2007; 2nd Edition)
The new edition of Audiology: Practice Management provides a comprehensive overview of the most important topics for the successful operation of clinics and private practices. Practical guidelines help the reader master the technical, legal, and financial aspects of daily practice, from the fundamentals of HIPAA compliance, to infection control, to marketing strategies, to integrating quality control and quality improvement using the FOCUS-PDCA model. Leading professionals share their knowledge and expertise, providing the reader with recommendations for documentation, training and supervision, day-to-day accounting, managed care, and more.
Numerous examples throughout the book aid comprehension of important concepts
Chapter outlines rapidly acquaint reader with the topics to be discussed, offering a valuable context for reading and review
Pearls, pitfalls, controversial points, and special considerations provide teaching points and useful recommendations
Audiology: Practice Management is one part of a three-volume series, which is completed by Audiology: Diagnosis and Audiology: Treatment. This book is an essential reference for audiology students and practicing audiologists, as well as for educators, and other health care practitioners participating in service delivery.
- Audiology Diagnosis (2007; 2nd Edition)
Written by the foremost authorities in the field, Audiology: Diagnosis presents the basic concepts and essential clinical information for diagnosing auditory disorders, otologic diseases, and vestibular dysfunction. The book provides a thorough review of fundamental principles of diagnosis, including the basic procedures, the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, imaging techniques, instrumentation, calibration, and more. It also covers the clinical tests essential for assessing the type and degree of hearing loss and for determining the etiological factors underlying the patient's disorder. Chapters address such important topics as ototoxicity and pharmacology in the audiology practice, and utilizing functional brain imaging and radiologic techniques.
New information on effective methods for neonatal hearing screening, assessment of vestibular disorders, the genetics of hearing loss, and recent advances in testing for auditory processing disorders in children and adults
Chapter outlines to rapidly acquaint reader with topics to be discussed
Pearls, pitfalls, controversial points, and special considerations providing recommendations and comments on key aspects of patient care
Audiology: Diagnosis is one part of a three-volume series, which is completed by Audiology: Treatment and Audiology: Practice Management. Together these books provide audiologists and students in graduate programs with an invaluable resource for each stage of management.
- Otoacoustic Emissions: Clinical Applications (2007; 3rd Edition)
The new edition of the best-selling Otoacoustic Emissions: Clinical Applications provides a thorough review of the complex physiology of the ear and clinical applications of the latest research on otoacoustic emissions. The book features new chapters on such important topics as middle ear function enhanced by reflectance measurements and the use of otoacoustic emissions as a preclinical measure of susceptibility to hearing loss.
Accompanying the book is a CD-ROM developed by Dr. David Kemp, Ph.D., which contains animations, movies, and interviews. The CD-ROM serves as an indispensable aid to both teaching and reviewing key concepts.
From physiological phenomena to diagnostic and clinical applications, this book is a complete reference on otoacoustic emissions that will provide graduates in audiology and residents in otolaryngology and otology with all the essential information needed for research and professional practice.
- Auditory Disorders in School Children: The Law, Identification, Remediation (2004; 4th Edition)
The fourth edition of the classic text on Auditory Disorders in School Children extensively covers techniques for identifying hearing loss in infants and children. Co-authored by leading specialists, the child-centered book provides important information on diagnosis and treatment of mild to severe auditory disorders, including screening and diagnostic testing procedures, hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory processing disorders and much more. A key section has been added on ''The Audiology Home,'' which explores the possibilities of a family-oriented treatment center to achieve maximum benefit for each child with auditory disorders.
Key features of the new edition:
Covers a broad range of disorders, from mild to severe, to maximize your diagnostic capabilities Updated material on cochlear implants and the newest technology used to manage severe deafness
Examines all aspects of hearing loss, such as identification and interpretation, auditory training, amplification devices, and more
Introduces The Audiology Home, an innovative approach to centralizing patient care of infants and children for optimal results
Unique section on applying legal regulations to educational programs
This authoritative text thoroughly examines all the treatment options that are reshaping the future of auditory disorders. It is ideal for students and residents in communication disorders programs, and is an outstanding course book. This highly practical and didactic book belongs on the shelf of all audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and pediatricians.
- Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings (2002; 1st Edition)
This current and expanded edition of a bestselling text is divided into four sections, organized to follow the sequence in which decisions are made regarding hearing aid fittings, and featuring new chapters on middle ear implants, hearing aid counseling, and infection control. Other chapters have been revised to reflect the latest developments in the field, such as: improving speech recognition with directional microphones; changing standards for measuring real-ear performance; and new prescriptive procedures for severe hearing loss.
The text features contributions from internationally renowned experts in the field who share their extensive knowledge and clinical experience. It covers the six most common forms of hearing loss practitioners will encounter in their own practice--noise-induced, symmetrical, asymmetrical, unilateral, conductive, and severe hearing loss--with instructions on applying the newest technology to each hearing impaired group.
Addresses the six most common types of hearing loss that comprise 90-95% of the situations audiologists encounter daily
Organized to follow the decision-making progress in selecting and verifying hearing aid fittings
Fully updated with state-of-the-art technology on implantable hearing aids, directional microphones, and more
A valuable glossary of terms at the end of the text--helpful for students and specialists alike
Together with its updated companion text, HEARING AIDS: STANDARDS, OPTIONS, AND LIMITATIONS, this book forms the basis of a complete reference library on selecting, ordering, measuring, and verifying hearing aid fittings and performance.