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Fundamentals of Hearing : An Introduction

Fundamentals of Hearing : An Introduction - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0127756950

Cover of Fundamentals of Hearing : An Introduction 4TH 00 (ISBN 978-0127756950)
ISBN13: 978-0127756950
ISBN10: 0127756957
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 00
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Fundamentals of Hearing : An Introduction - 4TH 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0127756950

William A. Yost

ISBN13: 978-0127756950
ISBN10: 0127756957
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 00
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

In its new Fourth Edition, Fundamentals of Hearing: An Introduction covers the subject of hearing from sound to sensation, including the structure and function of the auditory system. Written at an introductory level, and requiring a minimal background in math and science, Fundamentals of Hearing is intended for students in fields concerned with sensory systems, perception, the nervous system, human and animal communication, and speech and hearing sciences and disorders. Fundamentals of Hearing will also assist any professional in the field of hearing in finding key facts and data about the auditory system.
The new Fourth Edition offers sixteen chapters, with 25 percent new information, covering:

The Auditory Stimulus
Peripheral Auditory Anatomy and Physiology
Auditory Perception of Simple Sounds
Complex Sound Processing
The Central Auditory Nervous System
And, a new chapter, The Abnormal Auditory System

Six appendices cover:

Sinusoids and Trigonometry
Logarithms
Fourier Analysis
Psychophysics
Neural Anatomy and Physiology
Techniques and Tools Used to Study Hearing

Author Bio

Yost, William A. : Loyola University of Chicago

Table of Contents

The World We Hear, an Introduction
The Auditory Stimulus: Sinusoids, The Basic Sound. Sound Transmission
Complex Stimuli
Sound Analysis
Peripheral Auditory Anatomy and Physiology: The Outer and Middle Ears
Structure of the Inner Ear and Its Mechanical Response
Peripheral Auditory Nervous System and Hair Cells
The Neural Response and the Auditory Code
Auditory Perception of Simple Sounds: Auditory Sensitivity
Masking
Sound Localization and Binaural Hearing
Loudness and Pitch
Complex Sounds Processing, the CNS, and Auditory Disorders: Auditory Perception and Sound Source Determination
The Central Auditory Nervous System
The Abnormal Auditory System

Appendix A: Sinusoids and Trigonometry
Appendix B: Logarithms
Appendix C: Fourier Analysis
Appendix D: Psychophysics
Appendix E: Neural Anatomy and Physiology
Appendix F: Techniques and Tools Used to Study Hearing

List of Abbreviations and Symbols
Reference
Index of Names
Glossary
Subject Index


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