Audiological medicine is a relatively new specialty spanning the investigation, diagnosis and medical management of hearing and balance disorders. Recent years have seen its growth as a separate medical discipline, although its practice depends not only upon a clear understanding of the basic sciences relevant to auditory and vestibular function, but also upon experience and knowledge in a wide range of clinical disciplines relevant to hearing and balance disorders, including genetics, immunology, paediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, psychiatry and general internal medicine.A Textbook of Audiological Medicineintegrates the science and medicine of auditory and vestibular disorders, providing the first comprehensive textbook on the subject. It brings together first-class contributors from a wide range of disciplines, each authoritative in his or her field. The chapters have been scrutinized, modified and integrated by the editors, in order to produce a volume which will be of value to the expert in the field, but which can be negotiated by the novice to provide the necessary scientific background, while emphasizing the relevant clinical aspects of each subject. There are five main sections, the first dealing with areas of common knowledge to both the auditory and vestibular systems, and then each system is considered in terms of the relevant basic sciences and clinical disorders.A Textbook of Audiological Medicine is essential both to doctors and scientists in all aspects of their work with hearing and balance disordered patients. It provides clinicians with the armamentarium necessary to improve the quality of care for their patients and will be of value not only during training, but in one's professional career, as a text to dip into for information related to all aspects of the subject.Luxon, Linda M. is the author of 'Textbook of Audiological Medicine Clinical Aspects of Hearing and Balance' with ISBN 9781901865349 and ISBN 1901865347.