Basic Audiometry Learning Manual - Second Edition

Mark DeRuiter and Virginia Ramachandran
SKU: P613
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Details: Colour Illustrations (2 Color), Spiral Bound, 8.5 x 11" 1 lbs
Included Media: Companion Website
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-865-4
Release Date: 15/02/2016


The Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Second Edition is 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. 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. The learning manual is designed to cultivate the successful learning of students and entry-level professionals.

Each chapter in this second edition has been updated to reflect current standards of practice. Additional updates include:

  • Enhanced information on audiogram interpretation
  • Additional chapter on common challenges and pitfalls of the new clinician
  • Additional chapter on physiologic measurements – including otoacoustic emissions
  • More detailed information on acoustic reflexes
  • Streamlined chapter on tuning fork tests
  • Enhanced information on auditory pathology
  • Further delineation and clarification of masking concepts

The learning manual consists of various components designed to engage students through active learning. 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 behaviour of seasoned professionals in the act of clinical practice. Observation exercises may be performed by watching clinical instructors or practicing professionals. Guided Practice leads the student through exercises designed to provide first-hand 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.

Chapters of the learning manual 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 coalesce with immediate goals. This second edition of the Basic Audiometry Learning Manual includes a PluralPlus companion website where instructors and students will find audiograms for interpretation and videos of common procedures.