Survey of Audiology: Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals, Third Edition

David A DeBonis, PhD, CCC-A; Constance L Donohue, AuD, CCC-A
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For nearly 20 years, Survey of Audiology: Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals has provided both the breadth of an introductory survey of audiology and the depth of a detailed textbook. Inside, Drs. David DeBonis and Constance Donohue have combined their years of work in clinical settings and their experience teaching audiology into a textbook intended to give students all the knowledge they’ll need in the most accessible and comprehensible format.

In this Third Edition, updates have been made to include the latest information on the most current topics in audiology, including cognition and hearing loss, pharmacology, central auditory processing disorders, wireless technology, hearing aid accessibility, tinnitus, genetics and biotechnology, and noise exposure.

New and updated inside the Third Edition:

  • Ethical considerations for audiologists
  • Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Evidence-based genetic counseling
  • The latest hearing aid technology
  • How to critically review evidence in literature and studies

With its extensive glossary, numerous case examples, chapter abstracts, learning objectives, and questions for discussion, Survey of Audiology is designed to support learning and reinforce key points in every way. The text also works to integrate the humanistic aspects of audiology with the scientific ones into holistic discussions of assessment and intervention. Through this approach, students will learn to always remember that there is a person behind each set of symptoms.

Instructors in educational settings can visit for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom, such as PowerPoints and an instructor’s manual which includes test questions, sample course syllabi, and suggestions for classroom activities.

While aspiring audiologists will appreciate the depth of Survey of Audiology: Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals, Third Edition, students of speech-language pathology and other health professions looking for a crash course in audiology will benefit from its readability and wide scope.

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Chapter 1 Audiology as a Scientific, Collaborative, and Humanistic Discipline
    The Profession of Audiology
    Audiology as a Humanistic Discipline
    Recommendations for the Future
    Questions for Discussion

Chapter 2 Acoustics of Sound and Preliminary Clinical Application
    Acoustics Standards
    What Is Sound?
    Units of Measure
    Application of Acoustic Concepts to Reading Audiograms and to Understanding the Listening Environment
    Fundamental Pathways of Sound
    Environmental Acoustics
    Questions for Discussion

Chapter 3 Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory System
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Auditory System
    Questions for Discussion

Chapter 4 Pure Tone Testing
    Relationship Between Pure Tones and Perception of Speech Sounds
    The Audiometer
    Pure Tone Testing
    Potential Pitfalls in Pure Tone Testing
    Questions for Discussion
    Appendix A: How to Mask During Pure Tone Testing

Chapter 5 Speech Audiometry
    Contributions of Speech Audiometry
    Speech Audiometry Tests
    Masking During Speech Audiometry
    Other Issues in Speech Audiometry
    Questions for Discussion
    Appendix A: Selected Tests of the Minimal Auditory Capabilities Battery
    Appendix B: How to Mask During Speech Audiometry

Chapter 6 Physiological Assessment of the Auditory System
    Acoustic Admittance Testing
    Eustachian Tube Testing
    Acoustic Reflex Thresholds
    Otoacoustic Emissions
    Auditory Evoked Potentials
    Questions for Discussion
    Appendix A: Answers to Tympanogram Cases 1 to 4

Chapter 7 Disorders of the Auditory System
    Selected Conditions That May Affect the Outer Ear
    Selected Conditions That May Affect the Middle Ear
    Selected Conditions That May Affect the Inner Ear
    Selected Conditions That May Affect the Central Auditory System
    Balance Disorders: Assessment and Management
    Questions for Discussion

Chapter 8 Diagnostic Audiology With Children: Behavioral Methods
    Auditory Development and Pediatric Audiology
    Components of Auditory System Development
    General Principles of Pediatric Audiological Assessment
    Client-Specific Protocols for Audiological Assessment of Young Children
    Questions for Discussion
    Appendix A: Suggestions for Parents of Children With Middle Ear Problems

Chapter 9 Assessment and Management of Special Populations
    Older Adults
    Individuals Who Are Deaf
    Adults With Developmental Disabilities
    People With Neurogenic Disorders
    Individuals With Nonorganic Hearing Loss
    Multicultural Issues
    Questions for Discussion
    Appendix A: Considerations for Hearing Assessment and Case Management of Individuals Who Have Developmental Disabilities
    Appendix B: Communication Strategies for Use in Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

Chapter 10 (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders in School-Age Children
    Evidence Reviews and Clinical Practice
    (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders
    Nature and Development of Tests of (Central) Auditory Processing
    Maturation and Plasticity of the (Central) Auditory Processing System
    Traditional View of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder
    Nontraditional View of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder
    New Directions Regarding Auditory Processing
    Helping Children Who Have (or Are Suspected of Having) an Auditory Processing Disorder
    Final Remarks
    Questions for Discussion
    Appendix A: Sample Case History Form for Auditory Processing Evaluation

Chapter 11 Screening
    Definitions and Models
    Decisions About the Screening Protocol
    General Screening Components
    Screening Protocols Across the Life Span
    Recent Trends in Hearing Screenings
    Questions for Discussion
    Appendix A: Sample Content to Include in Forms for Reporting Hearing Screening Results
    Appendix B: Hearing Screening (Adults)
    Appendix C: Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly

Chapter 12 Helping Individuals With Hearing Loss
    Model of Aural Rehabilitation
    Hearing Aid Amplification
    Treatment Planning
    Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting Process
    Assistive Devices
    Adult Aural Rehabilitation
    Implantable Hearing Aids
    Hearing Aids and Aural Rehabilitation in the Pediatric Population
    Cochlear Implants
    A Further Look at Diagnosis Through Aural Rehabilitation: Five Sample Cases
    Questions for Discussion
    Appendix A: Classroom and Educational Strategies for Consideration for Children With Hearing Loss


About the Editors

David A. DeBonis, PhD, CCC-A is a professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and a member of the audiology staff at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, New York. He has a master’s degree in ­audiology from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA and a PhD degree in educational psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. David has over 30 years of clinical experience and 25 years of college teaching experience. He has co-authored and authored articles in several journals, including the American Journal of Audiology and the International Journal of Audiology. In 2014, he was awarded the Thomas Manion Outstanding Faculty Award at The College of Saint Rose.

Constance L. Donohue, AuD, CCC-A is an audiologist and an adjunct faculty member at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Her experience includes nearly 20 years of teaching in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the college. Connie received a master’s degree in audiology and hearing impairment from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and a Doctor of Audiology degree from A. T. Still University of Health Sciences, Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa in 2013. Since 1998, Connie has worked in state government, including 15 years at the New York State Department of Health, where she helped establish and implement statewide newborn hearing screening. She currently serves as director of the Bureau of Early Intervention and oversees the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program.