Plural Publishing announced the release of Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Third Edition, a book designed to provide students and beginning clinicians with instruction in the art and science of clinical audiometry techniques. Well-defined learning outcomes, review of concepts, observation exercises, guided practice, and review materials serve as “catalysts for active learning of concepts and provide opportunity for utilization of fundamental audiometry methods,” according to Plural’s announcement. Plural says that 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.

Chapters can be taught in a serial fashion, following the sequence of a typical audiologic evaluation. Alternatively, the order of activities can be tailored to suit a particular instructional curriculum, or as individual topics coalesced with immediate goals.

New to the Third Edition

  • A new chapter focused on audiometry as a precursor to hearing treatment,
  • Updated figures to reflect what learners will experience in modern clinical practice,
  • Updated terminology to reflect current clinical practice,
  • Many new online supplemental materials for instructors to engage their learners.

Key Features

  • Learning Outcomes provide students with clear goals for knowledge and skill-building and provide a foundation for students to evaluate their progress toward clinical competence outcomes.
  • Review of Concepts provides a concise examination of the theoretical knowledge necessary for performance of clinical activities.
  • Observation challenges students to witness the behavior of clinical instructors or practicing professionals in the act of clinical practice.
  • Guided Practice leads the student through exercises designed to provide firsthand experience with performing clinical activities.
  • Reflection and Review provides students with opportunities to incorporate newfound understanding gained through Observation and Guided Practice into their theoretical and conceptual knowledge base through answering reflective and review questions.
  • A PluralPlus companion website with audiograms for interpretation and 18 videos of common procedures (sample video).

Book Details

Title: Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Third Edition | Author: Mark DeRuiter & Viginia Ramachandran | Published: 10/1/21 | ISBN: 978-1-63550-371-5 |

About The Authors

Mark DeRuiter, PhD, MBA, is an audiologist and speech-language pathologist. He is the director of the Clinical Science Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr DeRuiter has taught introduction to audiology, aural rehabilitation, and advanced aural rehabilitation, with teaching experiences in the United States and Taiwan. Dr DeRuiter’s leadership experiences include serving on the executive board of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and serving on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Council for Clinical Certification.

Virginia Ramachandran, AuD, PhD, is the Head of Audiology at Oticon, Inc. Dr Ramachandran is president-elect of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Additional professional leadership has included serving on the board of directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education and serving as president of the Michigan Academy of Audiology. She is also an adjunct instructor at Wayne State University. Dr Ramachandran serves on the editorial board for Plural Publishing.

Source: Plural Publishing

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