Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. Written for those interested in speech pathology and audiology, the text presents the anatomical, physiological, and neurological bases for speech and hearing. Anatomical nomenclature used in the speech and hearing sciences is introduced and the breathing mechanism is defined and discussed in terms of the respiratory passage, the framework and musculature for the breathing mechanism, and the functions of the muscles of respiration.
A description of the structure and mechanics of phonation biological and non-biological functions of the larynx includes the history of laryngoscopy, the pitch and intensity mechanisms, vocal qualities, and theories of voice production.
The articulators the bones of the skill, the sinuses, and the cavities of the vocal tract are examined; development and growth of the facial region are delineated; the function and anatomy of the ear are explained. Aspects of the nervous system considered are embryonic development of the nervous system, gross anatomy, some aspects of functional neuroanatomy, and an introduction to the endocrine system.
Each section begins with an outline and ends with a bibliography of from 11 to items. Illustrations many of which are photographs of actual specimens , charts, graphs, and a glossary are included. The appendix gives a summary of the muscles of the speech mechanism and breathing.
The Department of Speech and Hearing Science