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December 1982

Introduction to Audiology

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(12):810. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790600054020

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The primary focus of this book is to present a detailed and practical guide to audiometric test procedures with strict adherence to the American Speech and Hearing Association and American National Standards Institute guidelines. Also included are simplistic overviews of acoustics, anatomy, mechanisms of hearing, aural pathology, and rehabilitation, which are often uniquely integrated with the audiometric tests. Psychoacoustics and evoked potentials receive little attention.

Each chapter is easy to read and includes stated objectives, liberal use of headings and figures, excellent review tables, a summary, a comprehensive glossary, study questions, and a few suggested readings. Chapters 1 and 2 deal with acoustics and sound measurement. Chapters 3 through 5 form the major emphasis of the book describing, in a "cookbook" fashion, how to perform basic audiometric tests. Chapters 6 through 8 cover anatomy, mechanisms, and pathologies of the outer, middle, and inner ear. Chapter 9 is an overview of

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