Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing for Audiologists

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The first anatomy and physiology text just for audiologists, this new text brings together some of the best professional minds in the field to consider the structures and mechanisms of the auditory system. Basic science is covered in the foundations section of the text, giving a much needed examination of the biological processes in terms the audiologist needs most. Detailed examination of the anatomy and physiology of hearing follows with diagrams and in-depth discussions. The text concludes with chapters on the pathology of hearing, covering the different causes of hearing loss, from noise-induced hearing loss to genetic aspects of hearing loss. From start to finish this text is written specifically for the audiologist, making it an essential foundational resource.

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Dr. William Clark is the Director of the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Department of Education. The PACS program trains teachers of the deaf, audiologists, and research scientists. Prior to his appointment in the School of Medicine, Dr. Clark was a Senior Research Scientist at CID and served as the Chairman of the Department of Speech and Hearing at Washington University. He has taught basic and advanced courses in acoustics, anatomy, research methods, and hearing disorders for many years. His work on noise-induced hearing loss encompasses laboratory studies of exposure in animal subjects, and field surveys of exposure and hearing loss both within and outside the workplace. Dr. Clark has published over 80 papers on the effects of noise on hearing and cochlear anatomy, physiology, and bioacoustics.

Kevin K Ohlemiller, PhD Associate Research Scientist Research Department/Central Institute for the Deaf St. Louis, Missouri Associate Professor of Auditory Neurophysiology Washington University St. Louis, Missouri

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PART I: FOUNDATIONS Auditory System Overview Basic Acoustics Filters and Spectra Essentials of Cell Structure and Function Introduction to Neurons and Synapses PART II: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY Outer and Middle Ear Anatomy Cochlear Anatomy Development of the Middle and Inner Ear Macromechanics Micromechanics Anatomy of Central Auditory Pathways Cochlear Afferent Anatomy/Function Cochlear Efferent Anatomy/Function Otoacoustic Emissions Stimulus Coding in the ACNS Vestibular Anatomy Function PART III: PATHOLOGY OF HEARING Conductive hearing loss Noise Induced Hearing Loss Ototoxin Induced Hearing Loss Genetic Aspects of Hearing Loss Age Related Hearing Loss Preventing/Treating Hearing Loss

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