Deafness in Dogs and Cats

December 2011
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  • Published
    13th December 2011
  • ISBN 9781845939373
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"
  • Images 28 illus
December 2011
More details
  • Publisher
  • Published
    13th December 2011
  • ISBN 9781845937645
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"
  • Images 28 illus

Deafness in pets is a very common problem and is increasingly being presented to veterinarians, as owners and breeders become more aware and concerned about such issues. This book provides complete coverage of the subject describing the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, types of deafness, testing for deafness, methods of amelioration and management, behavior of deaf animals, and other issues associated with living and dealing with deaf pets.

"Overall, the book is a well-organized and useful contribution to the veterinary literature."

Karen Kline, DVM, MS, DACVIM - , Vet Med Today

1. Anatomy of the Auditory System
Anatomy of the External Ear
Anatomy of the Middle Ear
Anatomy of the Inner Ear
Development of the Ear
Blood Supply of the Ear
Innervation of the Ear

2. Physiology of the Auditory System
Divisions of the Ear
The Cochlea
The Organ of Corti
Cochlear Information Processing
Sound Localization
Central Projections

3. Forms and Mechanisms of Deafness
Unilateral vs. Bilateral Deafness
Partial vs. Total Deafness
Syndromic vs. Non-syndromic Deafness
Peripheral vs. Central Deafness
Forms of Peripheral Deafness
Other Forms of Hearing Disturbance
Treatment of Deafness

4. Hereditary Deafness
Dogs, Cats

5. Later Onset Deafness
Noise Trauma
Anesthesia-associated Deafness
Conduction Deafness

6. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
Biophysics of BAER Recordings
Overview of the BAER
Extrinsic Factors Affecting the BAER
Intrinsic Factors Affecting the BAER
Clinical Applications of the BAER

7. Other Tests of Auditory Function
Endocochlear Potential
Cochlear Microphonic and Summating Potential
Acoustic Impedance, Tympanometry and the Acoustic Reflex
Middle and Long Latency Evoked Responses
Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions

8. Living with a Deaf Dog or Cat
Behaviour of Deaf Animals
Hand Signal Training
Counseling For Owners/Breeders of Deaf Animal

George M. Strain

George M. Strain is Professor of Neuroscience, Louisiana State University.