About The Book
Basics of Audiology was developed from Dr. Cranford’s extensive experience teaching audiology to speech-language pathology (SLP) students. Although there are multiple, established introductory texts in audiology, this text is uniquely geared to students who specifically studying speech-language pathology.
The book includes all the necessary audiological principles needed for any SLP student to become competent in test assessment and the diagnosis of hearing disorders. Mastery of this text will enable the future clinician practice in a wider patient base.
In addition to being useful in undergraduate training programs as a primary or supplementary text, the book will also be valuable for SLPs who have “been in the trenches” for a number of years and feel they need to have their knowledge of audiology refreshed or updated. Because the author has focused on using nontechnical or layman’s terminology in explaining the various scientific and clinical concepts/principles in this field, he also believes that parents, relatives, or significant others of hearing impaired patients will also find this book useful for understanding the problems experienced by their loved ones.