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An Introduction & Practical Guide, 1st Edition

Edited by James Tysome, Rahul Kanegaonkar

CRC Press

198 pages | 116 Color Illus.

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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.


"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

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

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Neurology
MEDICAL / Surgery / General