New Book Released: “Forensic Audiology: A Guide for the Expert Witness”

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March 17, 2024

Plural Publishing has announced the release of a groundbreaking book tailored for audiologists seeking to expand their expertise into the realm of legal proceedings. Titled “Forensic Audiology: A Guide for the Expert Witness,” this comprehensive guide offers invaluable insights into navigating the complexities of forensic audiology within the legal system.

Recognizing the gap between audiological knowledge and legal procedure, the book is designed to equip audiologists with the necessary tools to effectively contribute to legal cases.

Forensic Audiology

The book begins with a foundational overview of the legal system, including insights into the U.S. court system and the structure of criminal and civil cases. Each chapter delves into essential topics, such as the rules governing expert testimony, the nuances of preparing a legal report, and the ethical considerations inherent in expert witnessing.

The book also includes:

  • the rules of expert testimony
  • the structure of criminal and civil cases
  • the phases of discovery, deposition, and trial
  • the roles, responsibilities, and ethics involved in forensic audiology

In addition to its comprehensive coverage of forensic audiology principles, the book includes invaluable resources such as sample legal reports, case studies, and ethical guidelines. By synthesizing their extensive expertise, the authors have created an indispensable resource that empowers audiologists to confidently navigate the complexities of the legal landscape.

Forensic Audiology: A Guide for the Expert Witness” is a must-read for audiologists seeking to broaden their professional horizons and make a meaningful impact within the legal arena. With its accessible format and practical insights, this book promises to be an invaluable companion for audiologists embarking on their journey as expert witnesses.

Learn more about the book here.

About the Authors:

Robert M. Traynor, EdD, MBA, FNAP, practiced audiology and interoperative monitoring in Greeley, Colorado, treating patients of all ages for 46 years. He is a frequent lecturer domestically and has lectured internationally in over 40 countries. Dr. Traynor is an Adjunct Professor of Audiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Salus University, and Rush University. Currently, he conducts audiology consulting and forensic audiology at Robert Traynor Audiology, LLC in Fort Collins, CO.

Krista B. Traynor, MA, RAC-Emeritus, has extensive experience in the development of clinical trial strategies and protocols for Class II and III medical devices, in addition to numerous FDA product approval submissions, EU design dossiers, technical files, and international device registrations. Ms. Traynor has held administrative positions at Resound Corporation, Otologics, LLC (now Cochlear) and Sophono, Inc. (now part of Medtronic), and established Rocky Mountain Regulatory Consulting in 1997. In 2019, she joined Robert Traynor Audiology, LLC in the forensics department as the Director of Operations, assisting in expert witness testimony for audiovestibular injury, malpractice, and product liability cases.

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