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Voice Disorders: Scope of Theory and Practice

by Carole Ferrand

A comprehensive look at voice disorders covering causes, symptoms, evaluation, and treatment

Voice Disorders: Scope of Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition, presents a comprehensive account of the field of voice in the early years of the new millennium. The book is meant for graduate students in speech-language pathology as well as practicing professionals who would appreciate an up-to-date yet easy-to-read reference. The text integrates a comprehensive and in-depth discussion of the anatomy, physiology, and neurology of specific voice disorders including causes, symptoms, evaluation, and treatment approaches. Discussion of multicultural perspectives, evidence-based practice, quality of life, and the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health provides readers with a current framework for clinical management. The 2nd Edition incorporates new research, and revised and reorganized material to help students quickly and easily grasp important theoretical and clinical concepts. Also available with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded videos, self-assessment quizzes, and practice Praxis exam question
 
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Practical Emergency Ophthalmology Handbook: An Algorithm Based Approach to Ophthalmic Emergencies

by Amy-lee Shirodkar

This handbook is designed to help shape the thought processes of the eye clinician or trainee and guide them toward the right decision-making pathway in emergency ophthalmology situations. Chapters are titled by the way cases present to eye casualty rather than condition, along with an algorithmic approach on what clinical and laboratory investigations to carry out. There is also guidance on how to perform simple procedures. It is aimed at trainees, general ophthalmologists and those with an interest from allied specialties (including specialist nurses) and professions such as optometrists and emergency medicine doctors. Key Features  

  • Stresses safe and practical navigation of common eye symptoms presented in an emergency setting.
  • Provides guidance on differential diagnosis and includes useful decision-making flowcharts.
  • Emphasizes "how to" approach the eye casualty patient.
  • Shows what can be expected at each stage of the eye injury patient encounter.
  • Presents information appropriate for the entire multi-disciplinary eye casualty team

Audiology: Science to Practice, Third Edition

by Steven Kramer

Audiology: Science to Practice, Third Edition is a comprehensive and challenging textbook for undergraduate students in audiology and hearing science, for graduate students beginning an AuD program, especially those who may not have a background in the subject, and for other health care professionals who would benefit by a better understanding of hearing science and audiology practices. This textbook is written in a style that tries to make new or difficult concepts relatively easy to understand. The approach is to keep it readable and to punctuate the text with useful figures and tables. This textbook seeks to provide a solid foundation in hearing science and clinical audiology, and is an excellent resource for those preparing for the Audiology Praxis Exam. It also serves as a companion to the Audiology Workbook, Third Edition, by Dr. Steven Kramer and Dr. Larry Small. From science to practice, this textbook covers anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, acoustic properties and perception of sounds, audiometry and speech measures, audiogram interpretations, masking, outer and middle ear assessments, otoacoustic emissions and auditory brainstem responses, hearing screening, hearing aids, cochlear and other implantable devices, and auditory disorders supported with expected audiologic data. The reader is also introduced to the profession of audiology and what it means to work as an audiologist. Where appropriate, variations in procedures for pediatrics are presented. New to the Third Edition The third edition of Audiology: Science to Practice has been extensively revised from the previous edition. The authors systematically reviewed each of the chapters from the previous edition to expand, update, and reorganize the material to make it even more useful to the student new to audiology, and at the same time continues to be more comprehensive than one might find in other introductory texts on audiology. The authors retained the features that worked well in previous editions, including an easy to read format, key learning objectives, and synopses within each chapter with bulleted highlights for review. Chapters are now organized in a more traditional sequence beginning with information about the profession of audiology, followed by acoustics, anatomy/physiology, and an expanded coverage of clinical audiology. References and figures have been updated, including photos of new hearing instruments and amplification devices. This edition has four new chapters: Chapter 10. Outer and Middle Ear Assessment; Chapter 11. Evoked Physiologic Responses; Chapter 15. Implantable Devices; and Chapter 16. Vestibular System. Another substantive change includes a revision to Chapter 14 on Hearing Aids to make it more appropriate for the undergraduate student or others who want an overview of this important part of audiology. This edition now comes with a PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides and selected figures for instructors as well as an additional chapter on the history of audiology and selected resource links for students. A COMPANION WORKBOOK IS AVAILABLE! Audiology Workbook, Third Edition is also available is a separate workbook that is composed of an abundance of questions and activities designed as a means for undergraduate and graduate students to reinforce their knowledge of concepts and procedures covered in introductory hearing science and clinical audiology courses.

Hearing Aid Dispensing Training Manual, Second Edition

by Suzanne Krumenacker

The Hearing Aid Dispensing Training Manual, Second Edition remains a vital resource for individuals studying for their state practical licensing examination in hearing aid dispensing. The manual focuses on competency for the practical sections of the examination, preparing individuals for the exam, but also for day-to-day operations in the professional environment. Separated into four modules, the book covers the main competencies of most state practical examinations: audiometric assessment, ear impressions, hearing instrument fitting, and hearing instrument care and follow-up. The competency modules are divided into chapters related to the concept of the module. Each chapter begins with objectives and terms with definitions to help orient the reader to the topic. Each module concludes with a "Putting It All Together" section, tying together the concepts of the module with practical activities and allowing the individual to perform the competency as they would for the licensing examination. The section is followed by module quiz questions that allow the reader to increase comprehension and test their knowledge. New to the Second Edition:

  • Two new chapters on Infection Control and Tympanometry
  • Module quizzes to check reader understanding for each major section
  • glossary of terms with definitions
  • Additional appendices, including "cheat sheets" with quick information on important topics, an abbreviations chart, and answers to module quiz questions
  • Access to online supplemental materials and additional quiz questions for each module on a PluralPlus companion website

Rapid Audiogram Interpretation: A Clinician’s Manual

by Lane D. Squires

Rapid Audiogram Interpretation: A Clinician’s Manual provides a methodical, step-by-step approach for interpreting audiograms. Training and experienced clinicians, as well as non-audiologists in related fields, will benefit from this unique workbook and easy-to-remember interpretation process. The manual includes audiogram examples on a varying level of complexity (basic, intermediate, and advanced), accompanied by official interpretations, matching the specific interpretation method recommended by the authors. This specific interpretation process allows the reader to learn the method and apply it to every future audiogram interpretation, making it an invaluable resource. Otolaryngology trainees (graduate medical students, residents, fellows) are expected to have a working knowledge of audiogram interpretation, however, few, if any, have direct lectures or mentored clinical experiences designed to provide this knowledge within their first few years of training. This resource fills that gap and provides a means for beginners to master interpretation of the audiogram. It also serves as a general review for more experienced clinicians. Key Features:

  • Includes 65 audiogram examples!
  • Uses an 8-step method that can be easily learned and universally applied to future audiogram interpretations
  • A searchable index by diagnosis for each audiogram aids the learner in seeing disease-specific examples
  • Spiral-bound format allows readers to easily test themselves on audiogram and interpretation examples
  • Blank interpretation sheets for audiogram practice)
  • Includes a Glossary for quick reference of key terms
  • Written by otolaryngologists and an a audiologist for comprehensive expertise and coverage
Rapid Audiogram Interpretation will also be helpful for students and professionals in related fields, such as audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf/hard of hearing education.

Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

by Melanie W. Hudson

The fifth edition of Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a singularly comprehensive resource for students in speech-language pathology and audiology as they prepare for their professional careers. It also serves as a timely source of information for both practitioners and faculty, serving as an updated “state of the professions” desk reference. The book is divided into four major sections: overview of the professions; employment issues; setting-specific issues; and working productively. The information presented in each section provides the reader with a better understanding and a new perspective on how professional issues have been affected by both internal and external influences in recent years including technological advances, demographic shifts, globalization, and economic factors. Chapter authors are recognized subject matter experts, providing a blend of both foundational and cutting-edge information in areas such as evidence-based practice, ethics, finding a job, interprofessional practice, service delivery in healthcare and education, technology, cultural competence, supervision, and leadership. Students reading this book will appreciate how the professions have evolved over time while acquiring a sense of where they are right now as they prepare to enter the professional world. Each of the topics covered in the book will continue to play important roles in the future of audiology and speech-language pathology, providing early career professionals with the requisite knowledge to achieve success in any setting. New to the Fifth Edition:

  • New coeditor Mark DeRuiter, PhD, MBA, CCC-A, CCC-SLP
  • 5 new chapters including Professional Accountability (Shelly Chabon and Becky Cornett); Safety in the Workplace (Donna Fisher-Smiley and Cynthia Richburg); Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice (Alex Johnson and Mary Knab); Counseling (Michael Flahive); and Advocacy (Tommie Robinson and Janet Deppe)
  • New authors Tricia Ashby, Bob Augustine, Stacy K. Betz, Janet Deppe, Mark DeRuiter, Robin Edge, Susan Felsenfeld, Liza Finestack, Carolyn Higdon, Kelly M. Holland, Shirley Huang, Susan Ingram, Marie Ireland, Jeffrey Johnson, Pui Fong Kan, Mary Knab, Lemmietta McNeilly, Lissa Power deFur, Gail Richard, Steve Ritch, Lisa Scott, and Tina Veale
  • Critical thinking questions at end of each chapter for classroom discussion
  • Updated table of chapter content relevant to the Council for Clinical Certification standards for ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Updated acronyms glossary
  • Updated figures and tables
  • Updated and expanded references
Key Features:
  • Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with a summary of key areas
  • Chapters are authored by preeminent experts in the field of communication sciences and disorders
  • Access to a PluralPlus Companion Website with PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter
From the Foreword: "It is with great pleasure as I retire from the University of Minnesota, I have been asked to write this foreword for the fifth edition of Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, edited by Melanie Hudson and Mark DeRuiter. ...This volume reflects the fact the impact and maturity of a discipline and, in our case, two professions, cannot be measured by disciplinary expertise in speech-language pathology and audiology alone. Rather, the context in which we practice is just as important as what we practice. In fact, we cannot practice or do clinical research effectively without understanding the demands of culture, law, global influences, and the values and ethics of our own and other professions. ...This volume contains 30 chapters written by 45 authors organized into four main sections – overview of the professions, employment issues, setting-specific issues, and working productively. This is a rare book, serving to enlighten students as they become professionals and to allow even experienced practitioners to learn about new trends in, and external pressures to, the discipline. It can be both a beginning textbook and a resource for individuals and groups as they grapple with professional practice and translational research in the 21st century. This book contains the collective wisdom and experience of expert clinicians, scholars, and administrators from every practice setting, the academy, and professional associations. These authors have held a variety of national, state, and local leadership positions. I have worked with many of them directly and have listened to their thoughtful presentations. Seeing this volume today makes me want to teach Professional Issues again. There is no doubt that readers will have the highest quality experience that will assist them every day in their professions." – Arlene Earley Carney, PhD, CCC-A, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Laryngeal Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

by Abdul-Latif Hamdan

Laryngeal Manifestations of Systemic Disease synthesizes current knowledge about voice dysfunctions associated with various disorders. The authors review pathophysiology of systemic diseases and their effects on phonation, with summaries of current literature. Clinicians will benefit from the unique case studies, with photos, to supplement various chapters. Difficulty with the voice is often the first manifestation of systemic disease. Because of this, familiarity with laryngeal manifestation of systemic disease is important not only for otolaryngologists and phoniatrists, but also for family practitioners, internists, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse clinicians, speech-language pathologists, singing voice specialists, acting voice specialists, voice teachers, and others entrusted with the care, education, and health of the human voice. This book is intended for all such professionals, and for patients, particularly professional voice users, who want to know as much as possible about their instrument and conditions that might affect it adversely.

Multiple-choice Questions in Otolaryngology: with explanatory answers

by Ramindar S. Dhillon

This book of 318 multiple-choice questions covers all major areas of otolaryngology, including controversial aspects of clinical practice as well as basic anatomy and pathophysiology. It can be used as a revision aid and contains short notes which explain the authors' reasoning.

Otolaryngology Cases: The University of Cincinnati Clinical Portfolio

by Myles L. Pensak

In the tradition of the acclaimed first edition, experts from the University of Cincinnati's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery present new case reviews. Every chapter presents patient-based scenarios to prepare practitioners for ENT cases they will encounter during rounds, rotations, and patient exams. By establishing a uniform algorithm in obtaining and utilizing discreet points of data, the authors encourage a disciplined approach to patient assessment and management options. Sections organized by anatomy and subspecialty enhance the ability to learn and retain knowledge. For example, benign and malignant pathologies are systematically detailed in anatomical sections dedicated to the neurovascular structures, oral cavity and pharynx, larynx, thyroid, salivary gland, and skin. The text covers the full age continuum - including congenital, acquired, benign, and malignant disorders such as pediatric subglottic stenosis and facial, head, and neck cancers that primarily affect adults. Key Highlights

  • Presentation of 100 practical cases including history, differential diagnoses, test interpretations, definitive diagnoses, medical and surgical management, rehabilitation, and follow-up.
  • Up-to-date coverage of every major ENT specialty: otology and neurotology, the skull base, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck cancer, sleep disorders, pediatric otolaryngology, trauma, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Nearly 150 meticulous color photographs and graphics elucidate disease characteristics and clinical findings
  • Chapter bibliographies with current literature sources augment case reviews.
  • Multiple-choice questions serve as a robust study tool, optimizing knowledge acquisition and retention.
This must-have resource enables otolaryngology residents and practitioners to learn from case studies and incorporate state-of-the-art techniques into daily practice, thereby optimizing patient care.

Psychoacoustics: Perception of Normal and Impaired Hearing with Audiology Applications

by Jennifer Lentz (Author)

Psychoacoustics: Perception of Normal and Impaired Hearing with Audiology Applications provides an overview of the field of psychoacoustics, with a primary focus on auditory perception. The influence of hearing loss on these general auditory abilities is discussed in every chapter. Components of the book also include the role of psychoacoustics in audiological assessment and treatment. Psychoacoustics is ideal for graduate students in audiology, who intend a clinical career and need an understanding of both normal and impaired auditory perception. It is intended to give students sufficient information to understand how the ear achieves auditory perception, what the capabilities of the ear are, and how hearing loss influences that perception. It also provides students with a foundation for further study in the area and to apply psychoacoustic principles to diagnostic audiology and audiological rehabilitation. Each chapter presents self-contained information related to the acoustics, physiology, and methodologies as they apply to the topic being discussed. Chapters include the following: introduction; relevant acoustics; important physiological studies; perception by normal-hearing listeners; and, perception by listeners who have sensorineural hearing loss. The final chapter discusses clinical implications of deficits in perceptual abilities by listeners with sensorineural hearing loss. Because psychoacoustics is intimately integrated into clinical audiology, this chapter also includes a discussion of many of the clinical tests and practices that have evolved directly from psychoacoustic experimentation. Key Features:

  • Learning objectives and summaries begin and end each chapter to convey the goals of the text and review student comprehension.
  • Each chapter contains a set of exercises designed to develop critical thinking about psychoacoustics.
  • The text emphasizes applied learning for more effective and efficient learning of the material.
  • A PluralPlus companion website contains PowerPoint lecture slides, and lab exercises and demonstrations so students may develop their understanding of psychoacoustic topics and instructors can facilitate that learning.

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