An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, 5th Edition

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Now available in a Fifth Edition, An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing is the leading textbook in the field of auditory perceptionalso known as psychoacoustics. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated, with more than 200 references to articles and books published since 1996. The book describes the relationships between the characteristics of the sounds that enter the ear and the sensations that they produce. Wherever possible these relationships are specified in terms of the underlying mechanisms. In other words, the goal is to impart an understanding of what the auditory system does and how it works. Topics covered include the physics of sound, the physiology of the auditory system, frequency selectivity and masking, loudness perception, temporal analysis, pitch perception, sound localization, timbre perception, the perceptual organization of complex auditory "scenes", speech perception, and practical applications such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, and high-fidelity sound reproduction. The book starts from basic principles, and does not assume prior knowledge about hearing. Research results are not just described, but are interpreted and evaluated. The book includes extensive references to recent research so that those interested in a specific area can readily obtain more detailed information.

Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, speech and hearing sciences, and audiology

Will appeal to researchers and professionals involved in sound and hearing, such as audio engineers, otologists, hearing-aid designers, audiologists, and hearing aid dispensers

Emphasis on the mechanisms underlying auditory perception with key concepts clearly explained

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Specifies the relationships between the characteristics of the sounds which enter the ear and the sensations which they produce.

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PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

“As a guide through this complex area, the book could hardly be bettered."
--BPS BULLETIN

"The author has succeeded admirably in organising a diverse array of materials into an up-to-date and readable text."
--ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY

"Should be in the professional library of any instructor of a course on sensation and perception."
--CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

Now available in a Fifth Edition, An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing is the leading textbook in the field of auditory perception—also known as psychoacoustics. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated, with more than 200 references to articles and books published since 1996. The book describes the relationships between the characteristics of the sounds that enter the ear and the sensations that they produce. Wherever possible these relationships are specified in terms of the underlying mechanisms. In other words, the goal is to impart an understanding of what the auditory system does and how it works. Topics covered include the physics of sound, the physiology of the auditory system, frequency selectivity and masking, loudness perception, temporal analysis, pitch perception, sound localization, timbre perception, the perceptual organization of complex auditory “scenes”, speech perception, and practical applications such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, and high-fidelity sound reproduction. The book starts from basic principles, and does not assume prior knowledge about hearing. Research results are not just described, but are interpreted and evaluated. The book includes extensive references to recent research so that those interested in a specific area can readily obtain more detailed information.
About the Author
Brian Moore received his B.A. in Natural Sciences in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Psychoacoustics in 1971, both from the University of Cambridge, England. He is currently Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York, and the University of California at Berkeley and was a van Houten Fellow at the Institute for Perception Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. His research interests are: the perception of sound; mechanisms of normal hearing and hearing impairments; relationship of auditory abilities to speech perception; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; methods for fitting hearing aids to the individual; design and specification of high-fidelity sound-reproducing equipment. He has published 11 books and over 350 scientific papers and book chapters. He was recently awarded the Acoustical Society of America Silver Medal in physiological and psychological acoustics.

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