Acoustics in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences: An Introduction, 1st edition

  • Ian R. A. MacKay

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Acoustics in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences offers you a reader-friendly introduction to the subject. Using examples and analogies from everyday life, the text explains basic acoustics in the context of communication disorders and speech research.

Published by Pearson (June 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137593422

Subject: Communication Sciences & Disorders

Category: Introduction to Communication Disorders

Table of contents

1. Preview

2. The Nature of Sound Part I
Refresher A Graphs
Refresher B Atmosphere

3. The Nature of Sound Part II
Refresher C Scientific Notation
Refresher D Significant Digits

4. Analog Signals and Digitization
Refresher E Binary Numbers

5. Complex Waves

6. Recording

7. Spectra

8. Analysis
Refresher F Measurement
Refresher G Estimate Answer

9. Decibels and RMS
Refresher H Numerical Scales
Refresher I Logs

10. Filters

11. Resonance

12. Vowels and the Source-Filter Theory
Refresher J Phonetics

13. Consonants

14. Suprasegmentals

15. Psychoacoustics

1. Formulas
2. Values
3. Units
4. Abbreviations


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