720 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 216 B/W Illus.
Covering all aspects of the anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss, this Fourth Edition offers new information on current diagnostic technologies, the latest concepts in the medical management of hearing impairment, the care and management of tinnitus, and the clinical control of disequilibrium-offering a comprehensive review of the many afflictions that impair the hearing of adults and children.
"…invaluable for the new breed of trainees who wish to pursue a career in ENT but have little or no exposure to the specialty. It could also be dipped into by trainees preparing for their exit exams, or specialists wishing to brush up on a specific aspect of hearing loss or audiometric testing."
-Anirvan Banerjee, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Middlesbrough, UK
Hearing Loss: An Overview. The Physics of Sound. The Nature of Hearing Loss. The Otologic History and Physical Examination. Classification and Measurement of Hearing Loss. The Audiogram. Special Hearing Tests. Auditory Evoked Phenomena: Theory and Clinical Applications. Conductive Hearing Loss. Sensorineurla Hearing Loss: Diagnostic Criteria. Sudden Sensorieneural Hearing Loss. Mixed, Central, and Functional Hearing Loss. Systemic Causes of Hearing Loss. Sgnamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ear. Sarcomas of the Temporal Bone. Occupational Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss in Children. Hearing Loss: Handicap and Rehabilitation. Hearing Protection Devices. Tinnitus. Dizziness. Facial Paralysis. Implications of Neutrocentical Modulation. Tables Summarizing Differential Diagnosis. Appendix. Suggested Readings. Index