Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience is a three-volume book series. To order all three books as a bundle, order them on this page. The first book, Normal Aspects of Hearing, starts out with a chapter on acoustics, and the rest of the book focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory systems in a rather traditional manner: from caudal through rostral levels, ending with the descending auditory system. Note that these chapters, for the most part, review topic areas that are best considered basic research and are not translational in nature. However, the final section attempts to tie perception to the underlying physiologic responses, and chapters are parsed into stimulus factors (such as intensity, frequency, binaural stimulation, and complex sounds). The second book, Hearing Across the Life span - Assessment and Disorders, reviews is known about the developing auditory system, what happens as we age, as well as a brief synopsis of the disordered auditory system. These aspects of human perception are then extended by the discussion of state of the art noninvasive physiologic measures of hearing.
Many of these measures are tools used to assay the auditory system in applied research studies, as well as used in the clinical evaluation of subjects. The third book, Special Topics, and provides "translational" perspectives on current topics in hearing science.