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New York/Stuttgart – Audiology primarily deals with hearing and balance disorders. The field encompasses a body of knowledge that is of interest to  professionals working in a wide range of disciplines in addition to audiology, including speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf and hearing impaired, engineers, physicians, and psychologists. The recently released third edition of Essentials of Audiology, published by Thieme, provides students and professionals in communication sciences and disorders current, practical information on a field that is steadily growing and developing.

Much has occurred since publication of the last edition of this best-selling title. Guidelines as well as standards and regulations have changed. This new edition includes up-to-date coverage of developments in areas such as hearing aids, electrophysiological assessment, and cochlear implants.

Essentials of Audiology adeptly capitalizes on its more than 300 illustrations in order to demonstrate key concepts in the field. A full range of topics from acoustics, anatomy, and physiology to auditory disorders and hearing impairments, screening techniques, assessment, and clinical management are thoroughly covered.

“The book is intended to serve as the core text for undergraduate students in communication sciences and disorders, as well as to serve the needs of beginning-level speech-language pathology and audiology graduate students who need to learn or review the fundamentals of audiology. I hope that students will find this text useful as a reference source long after their courses have been completed," says author Stanley A. Gelfand, PhD.


About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. Popular online products include Thieme eJournals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via, Thieme's platform for electronic products. New anatomy resources include the www.thiemeteachingassistant.comfor faculty, and for students. Please for additional information.


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