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April 1980

Instrumentation in the Hearing Sciences

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Iowa City

 

by D. L. McPherson and J. W. Thatcher, 181 pp, with illus, New York, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1977.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(4):248. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790280056018

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Abstract

This book provides a set of introductory remarks and definitions concerning a great many facets of instrumentation in a very brief format. In this way, the text approaches the intended purpose of the book, ie, to provide some basic principles in various aspects of instrumentation.

I found the level of technical language and the depth of introductory statements and definitions to be somewhat complex. Therefore, I would have serious reservations about the clarity of the material for a beginning student of auditory research or general instrumentation. However, the brevity of the discussions provides an appropriate format for a quick reference instrumentation text for more experienced researchers.

Occasional inaccuracies in the representations of waveforms in figures, and numerous typographical errors involving both the text and the equations, can, at times, make the text confusing, if not completely erroneous. This is especially true for the neophyte to the world of instrumentation. It

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