This fully updated and revised sixth edition of Hearing: An Introduction to Psychological and Physiological Acoustics provides a comprehensive introduction for graduate students and professionals in audiology and other fields dealing with audition (including hearing/speech science, psychology, otolaryngology, neuroscience, linguistics, and speech-language pathology). The sixth edition reflects the current status of this rapidly-evolving multidisciplinary field of hearing science.

chapter 1|26 pages

Physical concepts

chapter 2|42 pages


chapter 3|26 pages

Conductive mechanism

chapter 4|42 pages

Cochlear mechanisms and processes

chapter 5|22 pages

Auditory nerve

chapter 6|38 pages

Auditory pathways

chapter 7|20 pages

Psychoacoustic methods

chapter 8|8 pages

Signal detection theory

chapter 9|26 pages

Auditory sensitivity

chapter 10|24 pages


chapter 11|20 pages


chapter 12|26 pages

Pitch and timbre

chapter 13|36 pages

Binaural and spatial hearing

chapter 14|34 pages

Speech and its perception