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This book is aimed at and will be most useful for students first learning about ABR or researchers/clinicians looking for in-depth explanations on the anatomical sites of generation for the differing auditory brainstem evoked potentials.

It is, however, I would say of limited clinical day-to-day use, but this is not necessarily its intention or target audience. It would be a very useful book for clinicians first working out how to record different auditory responses due to its superb grasp of the brainstem anatomy and recording parameters of all the different tests.

Whilst up to date in a lot of areas such as the research around the frequency following response, a lot of the ABR traces and clinical sections are not consistent with the UK standard, with some traces being significantly dated, and so some clinicians may be confused about some of the more clinical aspects. In particular, its very limited inclusion of auditory steady state responses seems like an opportunity missed to improve knowledge; however, given how fast research is occurring in this area, it is perhaps unsurprising.

I would rate this book at 3/5. I wouldn’t go out and buy it as a clinician, but it is one to keep on the shelf within specialist evoked potential or clinical neurophysiology departments where occasionally weird and wonderful requests come for recording things out of the ordinary, and would be more useful for students and researchers.

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Jason Smalley

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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