Hearing Loss: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment, 1st Edition

  • Jos Eggermont
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  • ISBN-10: 0128093498
  • ISBN-13: 9780128093498
  • DDC: 617.823
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 426 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book covers hearing loss, causes and prevention, treatments, and future directions in the field, also looking at the cognitive problems that can develop. To avoid the “silent epidemic” of hearing loss, it is necessary to promote early screening, use hearing protection, and change public attitudes toward noise. Successful treatments of hearing loss deal with restoring hearing sensitivity via hearing aids, including cochlear, brainstem, or midbrain implants. Both the technical aspects and effects on the quality of life of these devices are discussed. The integration of all aspects of hearing, hearing loss, prevention, and treatment make this a perfect one-volume course in audiology at the graduate student level. However, it is also a great reference for established audiologists, ear surgeons, neurologists, and pediatric and geriatric professionals.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Abbreviations.
The Basics.
1: Hearing Basics.
2: Brain Plasticity and Perceptual Learning.
3: Multisensory Processing.
The Problem.
4: Hearing Problems.
5: Types of Hearing Loss.
The Causes.
6: Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss.
7: Epidemiology and Genetics of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus.
8: Early Diagnosis and Prevention of Hearing Loss.
The Treatments.
9: Hearing Aids.
10: Implantable Hearing Aids.
11: Cochlear Implants.
The Future.
12: Auditory Brainstem and Midbrain Implants.
13: Repairing and Building New Ears.
Appendix A Electrocochleography From the Promontory and via a Cochlear Implant.