NOTE: This book comes with supplementary content on a PluralPlus companion website. If you purchase or rent a used copy of the printed book, the code to access the website printed inside the book may have been previously redeemed/used or be incorrect and you will not be able to use it. To guarantee access to the website, it is recommended you purchase a new copy of this book.Hearing Science Fundamentals, Second Edition maintains the straightforward style of the previous edition, introducing the basic concepts in hearing science in an easy-to-understand format. With a wide variety of student-friendly features and instructor resources, this comprehensive textbook facilitates the absorption of technical material by both undergraduate and graduate students.The text is divided into four clear sections to cover everything from the physics of sound to the anatomy and physiology of the auditory pathway and beyond. The textbook begins by delving into the basics of acoustics and digital signal processing (DSP). In the next section, readers will find full coverage of the basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism. The third section contains eight chapters on psychoacoustics and how sound is perceived via the auditory pathways. The book wraps up with a brand-new section devoted to pathologies of the auditory mechanisms.New to the Second EditionNew coauthor, Jeremy J. Donai, AuD, PhD, brings his extensive clinical and research experience to the concepts discussedNine new chapters, includingReview of Speech Acoustics (Chapter 2)Digital Signal Processing (Chapter 3)Binaural Processing (Chapter 8)Temporal Processing (Chapter 10)Signal Detection Theory (Chapter 13)Auditory Perception and Hearing Impairment (Chapter 14)Separate and expanded chapters for Pathologies of the Auditory Mechanism (Chapter 9) from first edition. Pathologies of the Conductive Auditory Mechanism (Chapter 15)Pathologies of the Sensory Auditory Mechanism (Chapter 16)Pathologies of the Central Auditory Mechanism (Chapter 17)Clinical Notes intended to bridge the gap from classroom to hearing clinic have been added throughout the textVocabulary Checks throughout all the chaptersEvidence-based information incorporated throughout the textUpdated Recommended Readings listAncillary materials accessible on a PluralPlus companion website: a sample syllabus, test bank, and PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors, and practice quizzes, word-building and anatomy-labelling exercises, audio examples, and overview lecture videos for studentsKey FeaturesLearning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter prepare the student for the chapter contentsTwo-color anatomical and line illustrations aid understanding of important technical conceptsQ & A boxes reinforce important information presented in the textA glossary of important terms Read more
Review “The second edition of Hearing Science Fundamentals is a simply and clearly written introductory text, ideal for students beginning their training. It covers topics ranging from anatomy and physiology to auditory perception. This edition include nine new chapters in addition to an expended section on auditory system pathologies. Each chapter provides an overview of key theoretical concepts with useful ‘vocabulary checkpoints’ to help familiarize the reader with technical terminology. Clinical audiology students are likely to find the ‘clinical notes’ boxes throughout the text helpful in considering how their theoretical knowledge can apply in a clinical context…The book provides a good starting point for building an understanding of the basic concepts underlying the study of hearing science… The online supplementary materials are extensive including quizzes and lecture videos as well as anatomy exercises. These online resources are well worth utilizing, particularly for students preparing for assessments. There are also elements that may be useful for teaching professionals looking to create or refresh their own lecture materials, with example lecture slides and a test bank….the book is a useful addition to any academic audiology library.” –Saima Rajasingam, Lecturer in Audiology, Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Cambridge, UK in ENT & Audiology News (September/October 2022) About the Author Norman J. Lass, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Lass was a faculty member for more than 40 years and taught courses in speech and hearing science throughout his time at West Virginia University. Jeremy J. Donai, AuD, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Audiology Program Director at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Dr. Donai also serves as the Director of the Auditory Perception Lab at TTUHSC. Over his career, Dr. Donai has had significant clinical, teaching, and research experience at multiple universities. His research involves the study of high-frequency speech energy.
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