The Handbook of Pediatric Audiology

Author: Sanford E. Gerber
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 1563681099
Release Date: 2000-12-31
Genre: Medical

A handbook for professionals and advanced students in pediatrics and audiology. After introductory chapters defining hearing loss in terms of pathology and epidemiology, material covers otolaryngic assessment; speech audiometry; acoustic immittance; testing otoacoustic emission in newborns, infants, toddlers, and children; cochlear implants; counseling families of hearing-impaired children; and pediatric audiology service delivery models.

Handbook of Acoustics

Author: Malcolm J. Crocker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047125293X
Release Date: 1998-03-09
Genre: Science

Acoustical engineers, researchers, architects, and designers need a comprehensive, single-volume reference that provides quick and convenient access to important information, answers and questions on a broad spectrum of topics, and helps solve the toughest problems in acoustical design and engineering. The Handbook of Acoustics meets that need. It offers concise coverage of the science and engineering of acoustics and vibration. In more than 100 clearly written chapters, experts from around the world share their knowledge and expertise in topics ranging from basic aerodynamics and jet noise to acoustical signal processing, and from the interaction of fluid motion and sound to infrasound, ultrasonics, and quantum acoustics. Topics covered include: * General linear acoustics * Nonlinear acoustics and cavitation * Aeroacoustics and atmospheric sound * Mechanical vibrations and shock * Statistical methods in acoustics * Architectural acoustics * Physiological acoustics * Underwater sound * Ultrasonics, quantum acoustics, and physical aspects of sound * Noise: its effects and control * Acoustical signal processing * Psychological acoustics * Speech communication * Music and musical acoustics * Acoustical measurements and instrumentation * Transducers The Handbook of Acoustics belongs on the reference shelf of every engineer, architect, research scientist, or designer with a professional interest in the propagation, control, transmission, and effects of sound.

Springer Handbook of Speech Processing

Author: Jacob Benesty
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540491255
Release Date: 2007-11-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This handbook plays a fundamental role in sustainable progress in speech research and development. With an accessible format and with accompanying DVD-Rom, it targets three categories of readers: graduate students, professors and active researchers in academia, and engineers in industry who need to understand or implement some specific algorithms for their speech-related products. It is a superb source of application-oriented, authoritative and comprehensive information about these technologies, this work combines the established knowledge derived from research in such fast evolving disciplines as Signal Processing and Communications, Acoustics, Computer Science and Linguistics.

The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies Language and Education

Author: Marc Marschark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195390032
Release Date: 2010-06-28
Genre: Education

"In this follow-up volume, Marschark and Spencer have amassed a collection that is impressive in breadth and depth. The research presented here documents the sea-change observable in classrooms and schools for deaf children and is reflected in the variety of chapters...A masterful companion to the original volume." C. Tane Akamatsu, Psychologist, Toronto District School Board --Book Jacket.

Handbook of Perception Volume 6A

Author: Edward C. Carterette
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323140492
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Genre: Psychology

Handbook of Perception, Volume VIA Tasting and Smelling focuses on the psychophysics of tasting and smelling and covers topics ranging from food technology and the neurophysiology of taste to the chemistry of odor, the neural code, the olfactory process, and chemical signals in the environment. This volume is organized into five sections encompassing 10 chapters and begins with a historical overview of taste research, followed by a discussion on the biophysics and chemistry of taste and its phylogenetic basis in vertebrates. The focus then shifts to the nature of taste qualities, the psychophysical methods of studying them, and the influence on taste sensation of factors such as intensity, duration and area of stimulation. The important phenomenon of adaptation is well covered, with attention to the role of water. The book methodically introduces the reader to the pleasantness or unpleasantness of a food, the physicochemical basis of olfaction, information processing in the olfactory nerve pathway, and the relationship between molecular structure and odor. A chapter on the extraneous stimulation caused by industrial processes, the psychophysical foundation for applications of olfactory research, and real and potential applications in the realm of odor abatement concludes the volume. This book will serve as a basic source and reference work for psychologists and natural scientists, as well as for those who are interested in human perception.

Perception and Its Modalities

Author: Dustin Stokes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199381616
Release Date: 2014-08-28
Genre: Philosophy

This volume is about the many ways we perceive. In nineteen new essays, philosophers and cognitive scientists explore the nature of the individual senses, how and what they tell us about the world, and how they interrelate. They consider how the senses extract perceptual content from receptoral information and what kinds of objects we perceive and whether multiple senses ever perceive a single event. Questions pertaining to how many senses we have, what makes one sense distinct from another, and whether and why distinguishing senses may be useful feature prominently. Contributors examine the extent to which the senses act in concert, rather than as discrete modalities, and whether this influence is epistemically pernicious, neutral, or beneficial. Many of the essays engage with the idea that it is unduly restrictive to think of perception as a collation of contents provided by individual sense modalities. Rather, contributors contend that to understand perception properly we need to build into our accounts the idea that the senses work together. In doing so, they aim to develop better paradigms for understanding the senses and thereby to move toward a better understanding of perception.

Standard Handbook of Audio and Radio Engineering

Author: Jerry C. Whitaker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071414886
Release Date: 2001-10-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

More than 70% all-new material! THE #1 ON-THE-JOB AUDIO ENGINEERING GUIDE--NOW UPDATED WITH THE LATEST DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES Get clear answers to your every question on every aspect of audio engineering in the updated reference of choice of audio and video engineers and technicians, Standard Handbook of Audio Engineering, Second Edition. You'll find no other source that covers such a broad range of audio principles and technologies--with an emphasis on practical applications, including design, production, installation, operation, and maintenance of recording studios, broadcast centers, and multimedia operations. Now fully updated for the first time in a decade, this trusted guide brings you completely up to speed with: *CD, DVD, and other hot technologies *Audio compression schemes, including MP3 *Sound transmission, reproduction, amplification, modification, detection, and storage equipment *Broadcasting, music industry, multimedia, and Internet audio methods and tools *Editing, voice-over, and post-production systems *Noise reduction *Test and measurement procedures and practices Accompanying CD-ROM packs extensive data files--sound, industry specs, standards, diagrams, photos, and more, all keyed to relevant passages in the book.