This introduction to audiology text emphasizes the technical and scientific aspects of audiology, blended with other essential humanistic skills-active listening, empathy, client/family-centered protocols and collaboration with family members and other professionals. This book helps students develop the skills needed to address the needs of clients as human beings and as individuals who have communication disorders. The authors specifically address importance of audiology knowledge for the scope of practice in both speech-language pathology and audiology. This text is written to be a resource for the student of audiology, speech-language pathology and other allied health professions long after the course is completed. Written by two audiologists with more than 20 years of combined teaching experience, information in the text is presented in very clear, understandable language and is organized based on first-hand knowledge of formats that will be most useful to students. Because the authors also have nearly 40 years of combined clinical experience, the text is full of illustrative examples to further reinforce concepts introduced. New to this Edition: * An extensive new section on balance disorders * An expanded chapter on disorders of the ear. * Updated information on digital hearing aids, cochlear implants, stacked ABR, auditory steady state response, and tinnitus. * Increased coverage of the profession of Audiology.