Audiology in the USA

James Jerger
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Written by James Jerger, PhD, a pioneer in the field of audiology and one of the founding fathers of the American Academy of Audiology, this book aims to give students and young audiologists a sense of the history of the profession.

Beginning with the first commercial audiometers, the book traces the development of both the overall profession, and the principle sub specializations that have developed within it over the past half century. Emphasis is placed on the contributions of the many individual clinicians and researchers who have pioneered various aspects of the audiological knowledge base and its wide clinical applications.

Topics include the early pioneers, the military programs during and after World War II, and the four major paths in which the profession has developed: the diagnostic path, the rehabilitative path, the screening path and the auditory processing disorder path. Other topics include, tinnitus, creation of the Academy, and the development of audiological education.

Every audiology student and practicing audiologist should read this book for a full understanding of the history of the profession of audiology.

This book is perfect to accompany an introduction to audiology course, or recommended reading for new graduate AuD students.


  • Kelly Kaufman, Au.D. (La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences ), Doody's Review Service (2009):
    "***** 5 Stars! This is an excellent book that should be required reading for all audiologists. It provides a wonderful history of the profession with a look to the future."

  • Dr. Hossam Sanyelbhaa Talaat, Menoufiya University, Shebien Elkoom, Egypt, Community Ear and Hearing Health (2009):
    "...Provides an insight into the exerted efforts for development of contemporary audiological diagnostic and rehabilitative tools."

  • Moe Bergman, Ear & Hearing (2010):
    "... A remarkably documented account of the vitality and creativity of our practicing and research community. ... The high level of research and publications that form the thrust of this book should give all of us pride in this vigorous, often rambunctious, still young field."


Details: 128 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 7 x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-316-1

Release Date: 01/01/2009