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Each chapter includes "References." Preface. About the Editors. Contributors. 1.Laura Ann Wilber, Pure-Tone Audiometry: Air and Bone Conduction. Initial Concepts.Whisper Tests.Tuning Fork Tests.Methods of Threshold Measurement.Concept of Threshold.Psychophysical Procedures.Conventional Procedures.History.Procedures for Conventional Pure-Tone Audiometry.Air Conduction Tests.Bone Conduction Tests.The Unresponsive or Difficult to Test.Variables and Problems That Influence Measurement.2.Richard H. Wilson and Anne L. Strouse, Auditory Measures with Speech Skills. Psychometric Function.Factors Affecting Speech Recognition and Identification.Threshold Measures.Assessment of Word-Recognition Abilities.Conclusions.Appendix 2 A.Appendix 2 B.Appendix 2 C.3.Jay W. Sanders and James W. Hall, III, Clinical Masking. The Problem.The Solution.When Should Masking Be Used?What Kind of Masking Noise Should Be Used?How Much Masking Should Be Used?Masking in Speech Audiometry.The Sensorineural Acuity Level (SAL) Procedure.Diagnostic Audiometry and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR).Comment.4.Robert H. Margolis and Lisa L. Hunter, Tympanometry: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications. Introduction and a Little History.Physical Principles of Aural Acoustic Immitance.Instrumentation.Clinical Applications of Tympanometry.Case Studies.5.Richard H. Wilson and Robert H. Margolis, Accoustic-Reflex Measurements. Anatomy and Physiology of the Acoustic Reflex.Measurement of the Acoustic Reflex.Acoustic-Reflex Threshold.Acoustic-Reflex Adaptation.Other Supra-Threshold Measures of the Acoustic Reflex.Detection of Hearing Loss from Acoustic-Reflex Thresholds.Case Studies.Conclusions.6.Brenda L. Lonsbury-Martin, Glen K. Martin, and Fred F. Telischi, Otoacoustic Emissions in Clinical Practice. Background.Clinical Applications of Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions.Final Considerations.Conclusions.7.John D. Durrant and John A. Ferraro, Short-Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials: Electrocochleography and Auditory Brainstem Response. Rudiments of Instrumentation for AEP Measurement.Electrocochleography.Measurement of Auditory Brain-Stem Evoked Potentials.8.Frank E. Musiek and Wei Wei Lee, Auditory Middle and Late Potentials. Introduction and Waveform Descriptions.Generation and Maturation of the Middle and Late Potentials.Methodological Considerations and Background.Applications.Conclusion.9.Gary P. Jacobson, Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM). Overview.Auditory System Monitoring.Facial Nerve Monitoring (Motor Cranial Nerve Monitoring).Other Issues.10.Judith S. Gravel and Linda J. Hood, Pediatric Audiological Assessment. Developing an Approach to Pediatric Assessment.Assessment Methods.Physiologic Techniques.Conclusion.Glossary.11.Bruce A. Weber and Allan Diefendorf, Newborn Hearing Screening. Impact of Congenital Hearing Loss.National Perspective on Early Identification of Hearing Loss.Epidemiologic Perspective on Early Identification of Hearing Loss.Characteristics of Hearing Loss Today.Current Age of Detection of Hearing Loss.When to Screen.Principles of Screening.Alternative Screening Techniques.Selecting Babies to Be Screened.Disorder Prevalence and Screening Test Performance.Financial Considerations.Legal/Ethical Considerations.Follow-Up.Conclusions.12.Fred H. Bess, Andrea Hedley-Williams, and Michael J. Lichtenstein, Audiologic Assessment of the Elderly. Anatomic and Physiologic Effects of Aging on the Auditory System.Identification and Evaluation of the Elderly Hearing Impaired.Audiologic Characteristics Associated with Aging.Functional Impact of Hearing Loss in the Elderly.Management Issues in the Elderly.Conclusion.Appendix 12 A.Appendix 12 B.Appendix 12 C.13.Jane A. Baran and Frank E. Musiek, Behavioral Assessment of the Central Auditory Nervous System. Historical Assessment.Defining the Central Auditory Nervous System.Defining Central Auditory Processing and Central Auditory Processing Disorders.Binaural Interaction Tests.Temporal Patterning Tests.Monaural Low-Redundancy Speech Tests.Dichotic Speech Tests.Neuroaudiological Findings in Special Clinical Populations.Considerations in Test Selection.Concluding Remarks.14.William F. Rintelmann and Sabina A. Schwan, Pseudohypacusis. Terminology.Incidence/Prevalence and Etiological Factors.Emotional and Psychosocial Characteristics.Behavioral Manifestations.Conventional Audiologic Tests.Special Behavioral Audiologic Tests.Electrophysiological and Other Direct Measures.Case Studies.Test Battery Protocol and Patient Management.Conclusion.References.15.Robert G. Turner, Martin S. Robinette, and Christopher D. Bauch, Clinical Decisions. Essential Decision Making.Clinical Decision Analysis.Measures of Individual Test Performance.Application to Audiological Tests.Test Protocols.Predicting Protocol Performance.Cost-Benefit Analysis.16.Thomas H. Simpson, Occupational Hearing Loss Prevention Programs. Background.Federal Regulations.Occupational Hearing Loss Prevention Programs.17.Theodore J. Glattke, Instrumentation and Calibration. American National Standards Institute.Audiometers.Acoustic Immittance Systems.Electrophysiological Measurements.Otoacoustic Emission Measurement.Author Index. Subject Index.

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