About The Book

Audiology Workbook, Fourth Edition is a companion study aid to the textbook, Audiology: Science to Practice, Fourth Edition. It can also serve as an appropriate supplement to other introductory audiology textbooks or class lectures. The Audiology Workbook focuses on exercises and questions in hearing and vestibular science and audiology clinical principles and procedures that are beneficial for students in an undergraduate communication science and disorders program and those in a graduate-level AuD program. It is also a great study resource for the Audiology Praxis Exam.

The fourth edition is composed of an abundance of questions and activities designed to reinforce students’ knowledge of concepts and procedures that are, traditionally, difficult to master. There are questions and activities on 1) properties of sound, such as drawing waveforms; calculating frequencies/periods, amplitudes, and phases, 2) anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, including diagrams to label, 3) procedures for obtaining pure-tone thresholds and interpreting/describing audiograms, 4) masking for pure-tone and speech tests, 5) performing and interpreting speech test, tympanograms, wideband acoustic immittance, and acoustic reflexes, 6) understanding and interpreting evoked physiologic responses, including OAEs, ABRs, and VEMP, 7) clinical case studies for common hearing and balance disorders, and 8) treatment, including hearing aids, implantable devices, cerumen management, tinnitus, and aural (re)habilitation.

The exercises are comprehensive and designed so they may be solved with relatively short answers and useful for group discussion. The popular exercises from previous editions have been retained, updated, and expanded, including those on audiogram interpretation, masking, immittance, and case studies. Comprehensive answers are also included for each chapter.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • Expanded exercises on the scientific foundations from the previous edition as well as new questions added on wavelength, resonance, decibels, signal-to-noise ratio, complex vibrations, stages of transduction through the auditory system, and psychoacoustics.
  • Many new and revised figures of auditory and vestibular anatomy.
  • New exercises related to clinical topics, including preparation for patient testing, case history, wideband acoustic immittance and evoked physiologic responses.
  • New chapter with exercises on hearing aids, assistive listening technologies (HATS), and implantable devices.
  • Each chapter now ends with a set of multiple-choice questions.

About The Authors

Steven Kramer, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University, where he has been a faculty member and administrator since 1985. He served as the department chair from 1990 to 2001 and as the Co-director of the Audiology Doctoral (AuD) Program, offered jointly by San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University California San Diego (UCSD), from 2003 to 2016. He obtained his master’s and doctoral degrees in audiology and hearing science from the University of Florida. He was a licensed and certified audiologist for about 40 years. Before his appointment at SDSU, he was a clinical faculty member at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He has taught a wide array of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including hearing science, diagnostics, medical audiology, evoked potentials, and psychoacoustics.

David K. Brown, PhD, has been Professor in the School of Audiology at Pacific University since it enrolled its first students in 2012. He is also the Director of the Audiology Simulation Lab (SIMLab) at Pacific. Previously, he was Director of Audiological Research for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. For over 35 years, he has been a licensed and certified audiologist specializing in pediatrics. He teaches courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in the areas of acoustics, anatomy and physiology, audiometry, cochlear implants, evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions, pediatrics, and research fundamentals.

Table Of Contents

Exercises and Questions

1    Properties of Sound and Speech Acoustics
2    Anatomy of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
3    Functions of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
4    Preparation for Testing and Pure-Tone Audiometry
5    Audiogram Interpretation
6    Speech Audiometry
7    Clinical Masking
8    Immittance
9    Evoked Physiologic Responses from the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
10    Screening for Hearing and Balance Disorders
11    Disorders of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
12    Case Studies
13    Treatment of Hearing and Balance Disorders


1    Answers for Properties of Sound and Speech Acoustics
2    Answers for Anatomy of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
3    Answers for Functions of the Auditory System and Vestibular Systems
4    Answers for Preparation for Testing and Pure-Tone Audiometry
5    Answers for Audiogram Interpretation
6    Answers for Speech Audiometry
7    Answers for Clinical Masking
8    Answers for Immittance
9    Answers for Evoked Physiologic Responses from the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
10  Answers for Screening for Hearing and Balance Disorders
11  Answers for Disorders of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
12  Answers for Case Studies
13  Answers for Treatment of Those with Hearing Loss


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