About The Book

Practical, concise, and time-saving, Hearing Disorders Handbook provides comprehensive, reliable and accurate descriptions of auditory and vestibular disorders, their frequency of occurrence, etiology, diagnosis, and management – all in a single resource.

It approaches the subject from a multitude of perspectives from the diverse disciplines that make up the typical hearing rehabilitation team – including audiologists, otologists, speech and language pathologists, plus those working in the related fields of education, genetics, pediatrics, and psychology. Each topic is presented in concise and consistently organized form, sifting the essential from the unessential, and includes references to original print and electronic sources. Gaps in the knowledge of hearing and vestibular disorders are clearly denoted and directions to sources of information that supplement the material available about each disorder are given.

About The Authors

Dr. Maurice H. Miller (PhD, Columbia University, 1956) is Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at the Steinhardt School of Education of New York University. He was voted Professor of the Year at NYU and is the recipient of the Career Award from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) in 1996, the largest organization of audiologists in the world.

He continues to teach at NYU as Adjunct Professor. He is a fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and a founding member of the AAA. He established the Occupational Hearing Conservation programs for the New York Times, con Edison of NY, the Wall Street Journal, Brooklyn Union Gas, and the Schering Plough Pharmaceutical Company. He continues to serve Con Edison and Schering Plough as an Occupational Hearing Conservation Consultant.

He has authored over 200 articles in the peer-reviewed literature, four texts, and textbook chapters. He continues to serve actively as forensic and industrial-occupational audiologic consultant.

Areas of special interest in addition to occupational hearing conservation include Meniere’s disease (guest edited January 2006 issue on the subject for J. of the AAA), idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and diagnosis and management of persons with severe, chronic, intractable tinnitus. He served on the 5 person ASHA committee responsible for allowing audiologists to dispense hearing aids for the first time in the history of the profession, which changed the face of Audiology forever.

Dr. Schein is the sole person to have held both of the only two endowed chairs of deafness research in the world—the P. V. Doctor Chair, at Gallaudet University, and the David Peikoff Chair, at the University of Alberta (Canada).

He is Professor Emeritus, New York University, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Alberta.

He has authored over 200 referred articles, books, and monographs, and he continues to write, consult, and lecture on sensory rehabilitation.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Endogenous Etiology
  • Exogenous Etiology
  • Mixed and Undetermined Etiology
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Management Options
  • Amplification
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Compensation Strategies
  • Demographic, Social, Economic Aspects
  • Index

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