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Plural Publishing Announces Release of 3 New Audiology Titles

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Plural Publishing has announced the release of three new titles:

  • Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Third Edition by Mark DeRuiter and Virginia Ramachandran
  • Auditory Brainstem Evoked Potentials: Clinical and Research Applications by Anathanarayan (Ravi) Krishnan
  • Hearing Science Fundamentals, Second Edition by Norman J. Lass and Jeremy J. Donai.


Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, The Third Edition


Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Third Edition is designed to provide students and beginning clinicians with instruction in the art and science of clinical audiometry techniques. Well-defined learning outcomes, review of concepts, observation exercises, guided practice, and review materials serve as catalysts for active learning of concepts and provide opportunity for utilization of fundamental audiometry methods.

The comprehensive content of the Learning Manual encompasses the breadth of audiologic evaluation, including history taking and patient communication, ear canal assessment and management, immittance, pure-tone testing, masking, speech audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, patient counseling, and report writing.

Key Features 

  • Learning Outcomes provide students with clear goals for knowledge and skill-building and provide a foundation for students to evaluate their progress toward clinical competence outcomes
  • Review of Concepts provides a concise examination of the theoretical knowledge necessary for performance of clinical activities
  • Observation challenges students to witness the behavior of clinical instructors or practicing professionals in the act of clinical practice
  • Guided Practice leads the student through exercises designed to provide firsthand experience with performing clinical activities
  • Reflection and Review provides students with opportunities to incorporate newfound understanding gained through Observation and Guided Practice into their theoretical and conceptual knowledge base through answering reflective and review questions 
  • A PluralPlus companion website with audiograms for interpretation and 18 videos of common procedures

Book Details

Title: Basic Audiometry Learning Manual, Third Edition | Author: Mark DeRuiter & Viginia Ramachandran | Published: 10/1/21 | ISBN: 978-1-63550-371-5 |


Hearing Science Fundamentals, The Second Edition 


Auditory Brainstem Evoked Potentials: Clinical and Research Applications provides a solid foundation of the theoretical principles of auditory evoked potentials. This understanding is important for both the development of optimal clinical test strategies and interpretation of test results. Developed for graduate-level audiology students, this comprehensive text aims to build a fundamental understanding of auditory evoked brainstem responses (ABR), and their relationship to normal and impaired auditory function, as well as its various audiologic and neurootologic applications.

In addition to covering the classical onset ABR, the book provides a thorough review of sustained brainstem responses elicited by complex sounds, including auditory steady state response (ASSR), envelope following response (EFR), and frequency following response (FFR), and the growing clinical and research applications of these responses. By exploring why certain stimulus  manipulations are required to answer specific clinical questions, the author provides the resources  needed for students and clinicians to make reasoned decisions about the optimal protocol to use in a  given situation. 

Key Features 

  • A full chapter devoted to laboratory exercises
  • Numerous illustrations to help explain key concepts
  • Description of neural bases underlying amplitude and latency changes
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • End-of-chapter summaries
  • A PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors and case studies for students

Book Details

Title: Auditory Brainstem Evoked Potentials: Clinical and Research Applications | Author: Ananthanarayan (Ravi) Krishnan | Published: 10/12/21 | ISBN: 978-1-63550-239-8 |


Hearing Science Fundamentals, The Second Edition 


Hearing Science Fundamentals, Second Edition maintains the straightforward style of the previous edition, introducing the basic concepts in hearing science in an easy-to-understand format. With a wide variety of student-friendly features and instructor resources, this comprehensive textbook facilitates the absorption of technical material by both undergraduate and graduate students. The text is divided into four clear sections to cover everything from the physics of sound to the anatomy and physiology of the auditory pathway and beyond. The textbook begins by delving into the basics of acoustics and digital signal processing (DSP). In the next section, readers will find full coverage of the basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism. The third section contains eight chapters on psychoacoustics and how sound is perceived via the auditory pathways. The book wraps up with a brand-new section devoted to pathologies of the auditory mechanisms.

Key Features 

  • Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter prepare the student for the chapter contents
  • Two-color anatomical and line illustrations aid understanding of important technical concepts
  • Q & A boxes reinforce important information presented in the text
  • A Glossary of important terms

Book Details

Title: Hearing Science Fundamentals | Author: Norman J. Lass & Jeremy J. Donai | Published: 11/12/2021 | ISBN: 978-1-63550-328-9 |


Source: Plural Publishing


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