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1st Edition

An Introduction & Practical Guide

ISBN 9781498708647
Published November 26, 2015 by CRC Press
216 Pages 116 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Hearing is essential for normal communication. We are able to localise sound with surprising accuracy and can detect time differences as small as the time it takes for sound to pass from the mouth of one person to the ear of another. However, hearing loss is underdiagnosed, poorly understood and a common cause of social isolation. Hearing: An Introduction and Practical Guide provides a basic understanding of the science of hearing, the causes of hearing loss and how hearing loss can be clinically assessed and effectively treated.

The book is divided into three sections, beginning with a review of the basic anatomy, physiology and principles of hearing. The second section addresses clinical and audiological assessment of hearing as well as imaging of the ear. The third section features an extensive series of chapters on focused topics covering the range of causes of hearing loss, their management and options for hearing rehabilitation.

Clear, concise and comprehensive, Hearing: An Introduction and Practical Guide is an excellent source of information for ENT surgeons, general practitioners and trainees. It presents a quick reference and practical guide for assessing and managing patients with hearing loss.

Table of Contents


The Anatomy of Hearing
Rahul G. Kanegaonkar

Physiology of Hearing: Basic Principles of Audiology
Ian M. Winter


Clinical Assessment of Hearing
Ruth V. Lloyd

Audiological Assessment
Richard Knight and Sarah Yorke-Smith

Imaging of the Ear
Steve Connor


Genetics of Hearing Loss
H.P.M. Kunst

External Ear
Nick Saunders

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Holger H. Sudhoff

Acute Otitis Media and Otitis Media with Effusion
Mahmood F. Bhutta

Retraction Pockets and Perforations
Peter Monksfield

Tom Martin

Jeremy Lavy

Simon Lloyd

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids
Philip J. Clamp

Middle Ear Implants
Neil Donnelly

Ruth V. Lloyd

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
William P.L. Hellier

Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Stephen Broomfield

Autoimmune Inner Ear Hearing Loss
Bruno Kenway and James R. Tysome

Cochlear Implantation
Maarten de Wolf and Richard Irving

Tumours of the Cerebellopontine Angle
Patrick Axon

Aaron Trinidade and James R. Tysome

Auditory Brainstem Implants
Simon Freeman

Hearing Aids
Sarah Yorke-Smith and Elizabeth Hough

Hearing Therapy
Elizabeth Hough and Sarah Yorke-Smith

Hearing Habilitation in Children
Victoria Parfect and Sarah Yorke-Smith

Hearing Rehabilitation in Adults
Sarah Yorke-Smith and Elizabeth Hough

Additional Support for Those with a Hearing Loss
Elizabeth Hough and Sarah Yorke-Smith

David M. Baguley

Don McFerran

Auditory Processing Disorder
Nicholas A. Quinn and Richard K. Gurgel

Future Therapies
Mahmood F. Bhutta

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James Tysome is a consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals specialising in otology, hearing implants and skull base surgery. He has an interest in postgraduate education and runs an active research programme investigating Eustachian tube dysfunction, hearing implants and novel treatments for skull base tumours.

Rahul Kanegaonkar is a consultant ENT surgeon at Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent, UK. He specialises in otology and balance disorders.


"This paperback is excellent value … this is an easily read text for the early years’ trainee and a good revision for the unfortunate facing the exit exam." —The Journal of Laryngology and Otology

"Compact, and with a clear layout, at times it packs surprisingly focused and pertinent detail into brief discussions of vast topics. [...] It is certainly useful and informative, and could gain a wider audience amongst audiologists with a desire to better understand the medical/surgical work their tests underpin." — Matthew Hopley, Chief Audiologist, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS TrustUK, ENT & Audiology News.