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Title Medical-legal evaluation of hearing loss / [edited by] Robert A. Dobie, MD
Edition Third edition
Published San Diego, CA : Plural Publishing, Inc., [2015]
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Description xv, 419 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Introduction and overview -- Acoustics -- The ear and hearing tests -- Audiologic evaluation for exaggerated hearing loss -- Impairment, handicap, and disability -- Age-related hearing loss -- Noise-induced hearing loss and acoustic trauma -- Nonoccupational NIHL -- The evolution of hearing conservation programs -- Other otologic disorders -- Legal remedies for hearing loss -- Otologic evaluation -- Diagnosis and allocation -- Reporting -- The expert witness
Summary Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, Third Edition includes the most accurate and current developments in the field with more than 250 new references. A comprehensive guide on hearing loss and the law, it examines claims, court cases, and the evolution of hearing conservation. This text addresses age-related hearing loss, genetics of hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) - with a newly revised international standard (ISO-1999, 2013) that presents a comprehensive predictive model for NIHL, critical in medical-legal evaluation. Also examined is hearing loss due to toxins, trauma, and disease, as well as the effects of cardiovascular risk factors, race, and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, included tutorial discussions of acoustics, hearing, and hearing testing will be valuable to attorneys and other nonclinicians. -- from back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced -- diagnosis.
Disability Evaluation.
Expert Testimony.
Hearing Tests.
Forensic audiology.
Forensic audiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Dobie, Robert A., editor.
ISBN 1597568562