Cochlear Hearing Loss: Physiological, Psychological and Technical Issues

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 27, 2007 - Medical - 344 pages
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Since the first edition was published in 1998, considerable advances have been made in the fields of pitch perception and speech perception. In addition, there have been major changes in the way that hearing aids work, and the features they offer. This book will provide an understanding of the changes in perception that take place when a person has cochlear hearing loss so the reader understands not only what does happen, but why it happens. It interrelates physiological and perceptual data and presents both this and basic concepts in an integrated manner. The goal is to convey an understanding of the perceptual changes associated with cochlear hearing loss, of the difficulties faced by the hearing-impaired person, and the limitations of current hearing aids.
  

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Contents

Preface
xi
1 Physiological Aspects of Cochlear Hearing Loss
1
2 Absolute Thresholds
39
3 Masking Frequency Selectivity and Basilar Membrane Nonlinearity
45
4 Loudness Perception and Intensity Resolution
93
5 Temporal Resolution and Temporal Integration
117
6 Pitch Perception and Frequency Discrimination
143
7 Spatial Hearing and Advantages of Binaural Hearing
173
8 Speech Perception
201
9 Hearing Aids
233
Glossary
269
References
287
Index
327
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1. Graduate-level students in counseling, social work, and clinical psychology (Training in cross-cultural counseling is now a required course in all accredited graduate-level mental health curriculums.) Course titles include: Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy, Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling, Special Topics in Counseling: Cross-Cultural Counseling, Cross-Cultural Approaches to Personality and Social Processes.

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