Book Reviews

Book Reviews

With the growing volume of new audiology books on the market, how can one possibly know which texts are worth the time and effort?

Just click on one of the titles listed below to read an in-depth review by one of our Academy book reviewers. Each book has a synopsis, review, price, and ordering information. In addition, our reviewers use the unique 5-ear rating system to help you determine which texts are worth further investigation:

(5 of 5 ears) = You've gotta own this book!
(4 of 5 ears) = Useful addition to your bookshelf
(3 of 5 ears) = Good reference text
(2 of 5 ears) = Get it at the library
(1 of 5 ears) = Probably a dust collector

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If you have expertise in a particular area of audiology and you are willing to critically evaluate a new text, please email Lina Kubli, Book Review Editor, for more information.

Latest Reviews

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Clinical Guidelines & Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Patient Counselling Guide. James A. Henry, Dennis R. Trune, Michael J.A. Robb, and Pawel J. Jastreboff (March 13, 2009). Reviewed by David Baguley PhD, MBA, Director of Audiology, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge, England.

Auditory Evoked Potentials: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications. Robert F. Burkard, Manuel Don, and Jos J. Eggermont (December 19, 2008). Reviewed by Letitia Black, PhD, Assistant Professor, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.

Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder Volume 1: Auditory Neuroscience and Diagnosis. Frank E. Musiek, PhD, and Gail D. Chermak, PhD (November 5, 2008). Reviewed by Maureen Lynch-Rinaldi, AuD, FAAA, Director of Audiology, Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY.

Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking Birth to Six. Elizabeth B. Cole and Carol Flexer (September 22, 2008). Reviewed by Dale L. Lisonbee, MS, Teaching Fellow, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

An Introduction to Auditory Processing Disorders in Children. Teralandur K. Parthasarathy (May 13, 2008). Reviewed by Mindy K. Brudereck, AuD, FAAA, Board Certified in Audiology; Co-owner, Berks Hearing Professionals, LLC, Elverson, PA; Audiology Professor, West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

Foundations of Pediatric Audiology. Fred H. Bess and Judith S. Gravel (May 13, 2008). Reviewed by Jane B. Seaton, M.S., Audiology and Communication Disorders Consultant, Seaton Consultants, Athens, GA.

Fundamentals of Hearing: An Introduction, 5th Edition. William A. Yost (April 21, 2008). Reviewed by Jerry L. Northern, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology (Audiology), Denver, CO.

The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Human Research. Jerry L. Cranford (April 21, 2008). Reviewed by Harvey B. Abrams, PhD, Director of Research, Army Audiology and Speech Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Previous Reviews

Hearing: Anatomy, Physiology, and Disorders of the Auditory System. Aage R. Moller (December 20, 2006).

Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss: A Guide to Prevention and Care. John M. Burkey (December 1, 2006).

Compression for Clinicians (2nd Edition). Theodore H. Venema. (October 5, 2006).

School Professionals Working with Children with Cochlear Implants. Patricia M. Chute and Mary Ellen Nevins. (October 2, 2006).

Hearing Instrument Technology for the Hearing Health Care Professional. Andi Vonlanthen and Horst Arndt. (September 29, 2006).

Everyday Audiology: A Practical Guide for Health Care Professionals. Kazunari J. Koike, editor. (September 21, 2006).

50 FAQs about AVT/50 Frequently Asked Questions about Auditory-Verbal Therapy. Warren Estabrooks, editor. (May 10, 2002)

Acoustics for Audiologists. Peter Haughton. (January 9, 2003)

An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, Fifth Edition. Brian C.J. Moore. (October 27, 2003)

Better Communication and Hearing Aids: A Guide to Hearing Aid Use. Donna S. Wayner and Judy E. Abrahamson. (January 30, 2003)

The Brain and Sensory Plasticity: Language Acquisition and Hearing. Charles I. Berlin, Ph.D. and Theodore G. Weyand, Ph.D., editors. (September 8, 2003)

Bridge to Sound with a 'Bionic' Ear. Cynthia Farley. (April 21, 2003)

Color Atlas of Otoscopy: From Diagnosis to Surgery. Sanna, M., Russo, A., DeDonato, G., Caruso, A., and Taibah, A. (May 16, 2003)

Comprehensive Dictionary of Audiology, Second Edition. Brad A. Stach. (July 1, 2003)

Coping with Hearing Loss: Plain Talk for Adults About Losing Your Hearing. Susan V. Rezen and Carl Hausman. (April 26, 2002)

Counseling Children With Hearing Loss and Their Families. Kristina M. English. (April 26, 2002)

Counseling in Audiologic Practice: Helping Patients and Families Adjust to Hearing Loss. John Greer Clark and Kristina M. English (November 3, 2003)

Ethics in Deaf Education: The First Six Years. Rod G. Beattie, editor. (April 26, 2002)

Fundamentals of Sound with Applications to Speech and Hearing. William J. Mullin, William J. Gerace, Jose P. Mestre, and Shelley L. Velleman (March 3, 2004)

Hair Cell Micromechanics and Otoacoustic Emissions. Charles I. Berlin, Linda J. Hood, and Anthony Ricci, editors. (June 30, 2002)

Handbook of Clinical Audiology, Fifth Edition. Jack Katz, editor. (April 26, 2002)

The Handbook of Genetic Communicative Disorders. Sanford E. Gerber. (April 26, 2002)

Handbook of Outcome Measures in Audiology. Carole E. Johnson and Jeffrey L. Danhauer. (June 30, 2002)

Hearing Aids. Harvey Dillon. (May 3, 2002)

Hearing Aids: Standards, Options, and Limitations. Michael Valente, editor. (June 30, 2002)

Hearing and Learning: A Guide for Helping Children.Donna S. Wayner. (October 15, 2002)

Hearing Conservation Manual, Fourth Edition. Alice Suter; Elliott Berger, editor (July 26, 2004)

Hearing Differently: The Impact of Hearing Impairment on Family Life. Ruth A. Morgan-Jones. (July 24, 2002)

I'm the Boss of my Hearing Loss. Amy Kroll M.S., CCC-A (January 11, 2005)

Interactive Audiology. Frederick N. Martin and John Greer Clark. (September 23, 2003)

Introduction to Audiology, Eighth Edition. Frederick N. Martin and John Greer Clark. (November 19, 2003)

Otoacoustic Emissions: Clinical Applications, Second Edition. Martin S. Robinette and Theodore J. Glattke, editors. (April 26, 2002)

Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears: The Road to Better Hearing. John M. Burkey. (September 23, 2003)

Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings. Michael Valente. (June 30, 2002)

Survey of Audiology: Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals. David A. DeBonis and Constance L. Donohue (July 26, 2004)

The Supervisory Process in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Elizabeth S. McCrea and Judith A. Brasseur. (May 28, 2003)