Plural Publishing has released the second edition of the Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology, edited by Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, and Richard Seewald, PhD. The Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology, Second Edition is considered to be the most wide-ranging and complete work of its kind, and has become a popular reference in the specialty area of pediatric audiology.
Content areas of the handbook range from typical auditory development, to identification and diagnostic processes, to medical and audiologic management of childhood hearing and ear disorders. An interdisciplinary assembly of 66 internationally recognized experts from the fields of audiology, speech-language pathology, education, pediatric medicine, otology, and hearing science have contributed to this second edition.
Building from the success of the first edition of the book, and aligning with advances in the profession, this edition expands and deepens its coverage of early identification of hearing loss, etiology and medical considerations, and hearing technologies, especially implantable devices and the measurement of outcomes resulting from intervention.
According to Plural Publishing, updates to the new edition include new chapters on the measurement of outcomes resulting from intervention, preventable hearing loss, implementation of newborn hearing screening programs, and the future of implantable devices, among others. The new edition also has been reorganized for improved sequencing of content area, and has substantially updated chapters.
This handbook is intended for use in doctoral-level education programs in audiology or hearing science, as well as to serve as an in-depth reference source for practicing audiologists and other professionals, educators, scientists, and policy makers seeking current and definitive information on evidence-based pediatric audiology practice. (Parents of children with hearing issues may also find this a valuable resource to self educate).
Editor Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and associate director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Editor Richard Seewald, PhD, is a distinguished university professor emeritus in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a research associate at the National Centre for Audiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario.
Source: Plural Publishing
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