It is a delight to read a new publication in this area. The editors have focused on the most commonly currently used auditory electrophysiological tests and included discussion and information on their various uses. The price is typical of what you might expect for a book of its type. The text was found to be eminently readable and well segmented resulting in no individual sections being too onerous. The figures and photographs are largely clear and helpful.
There are some portions of the book that are particularly useful, including the chapter on testing in a theatre setting and ideas on how to approach some of the very specific challenges that this presents.
The book’s target audience is the clinician who has responsibility for carrying out electrophysiology. The division of the information into the background theory and clinical considerations enables faster consultation for specific information. Additionally the sections on clinical aspects seem to be comprehensive and the case studies illustrative.
It is worth being aware that there are aspects of this publication that appear to be specific to American practice, and some arguably contrary to some of the current advice issued in the UK. As an example, for a clinician working in the UK, the information in this publication surrounding infant hearing assessment should be read in the context of the early assessment and ABR guidance documents written originally by the NHSP Clinical Group (to be published by the BSA).
This book would be a useful addition to the library of clinicians both new to the field of auditory electrophysiology and experienced practitioners.