Audiometry Learning ManualPlural Publishing has released Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Second Edition, which is designed to provide students and beginning clinicians with instruction in the art and science of clinical audiometry techniques.

According to the publisher, the book presents well-defined learning outcomes, an overview of concepts, observation exercises, guided practice, and review materials that serve as catalysts for active learning of concepts and provide opportunity for utilization of fundamental audiometry methods. The comprehensive content of the learning manual encompasses the breadth of audiologic evaluation, including history taking and patient communication, ear canal assessment and management, immittance, pure-tone testing, masking, speech audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, patient counseling, and report writing. This text is designed to cultivate the successful learning of students and entry-level professionals.

Each chapter in the manual’s second edition has been updated to reflect current standards of practice. Additional updates include two new chapters on physiologic measurements, including otoacoustic emissions, and common challenges and pitfalls of the new clinician; enhanced information on audiogram interpretation and auditory pathology; more detailed information on acoustic reflexes; enhanced information on reporting, and further delineation and clarification of masking concepts.

Author Mark DeRuiter, MBA, PhD is director of graduate studies and clinical programs in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus, where he earned his doctorate. He oversees the Julia Davis Speech-Language-Hearing Center and teaches coursework in counseling and professional issues. Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, is a senior staff audiologist and research coordinator in the Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.

The second edition of Basic Audiometry Learning Manual is available on the Plural Publishing website.

Source: Plural Publishing