Fundamentals of Hearing, Third Edition: An Introduction

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9780127726908: Fundamentals of Hearing, Third Edition: An Introduction

The Third Edition of Yost's successful introductory book on hearing, this edition completely updates and expands the fundamental facts about hearing-the stimulus of sound, the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, and the perception of sound.

Complete up-to-date edition of Yost's successful First and Second Editions, including changes in the field since 1985
Covers both physics and physiology in equal measure rather than focusing on just one aspect
Written at a level for undergraduates with only a basic knowledge of mathematics and science
Full use of appendices, glossaries, indexes, and supplemental material
Updated in terms of organization to reflect changes in the hearing sciences since the Second Edition was published in 1985

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In its new Fourth Edition, Fundamentals of Hearing: An Introduction covers the subject of
hearing from sound to sensation, including the structure and function of the auditory system.
Written at an introductory level, and requiring a minimal background in math and science,
Fundamentals of Hearing is intended for students in fields concerned with sensory systems,
perception, the nervous system, human and animal communication, and speech and hearing
sciences and disorders. Fundamentals of Hearing will also assist any professional in the field
of hearing in finding key facts and data about the auditory system.

The new Fourth Edition offers sixteen chapters, with 25 percent new information, covering:
* The Auditory Stimulus
* Peripheral Auditory Anatomy and Physiology
* Auditory Perception of Simple Sounds
* Complex Sound Processing
* The Central Auditory Nervous System
* And, a new chapter, The Abnormal Auditory System
Six appendices cover:
* Sinusoids and Trigonometry
* Logarithms
* Fourier Analysis
* Psychophysics
* Neural Anatomy and Physiology
* Techniques and Tools Used to Study Hearing
Instructors: accompanying Instructor's Workbook and CD-ROM also available - contact your
bookstore or Academic Press for more information.

About the Author:

William A. Yost is Professor of Hearing Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology at Loyola University Chicago. He is also director of the Parmly Institute and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor.

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