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Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th Edition

  • includes Anatesse Software Printed Access Card
  • J. Anthony Seikel, Ph.D.
  • David G. Drumright, B.S.
  • Douglas W. King, Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1285198247
  • ISBN-13: 9781285198248
  • 832 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2005, 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING, Fifth Edition, provides a solid foundation in anatomical and physiological principles relevant to communication sciences and disorders. Ideal for speech-language pathology and audiology students, as well as practicing clinicians, the text integrates clinical information with everyday experiences to reveal how anatomy and physiology relate to the speech, language, and hearing systems. Combining comprehensive coverage with abundant, full-color illustrations and a strong practical focus, the text makes complex material approachable even for students with little or no background in anatomy and physiology. Thoroughly updated to reflect current trends, techniques, and best practices, the Fifth Edition of this acclaimed text is supported by innovative Anatesse learning software—now accessible online via PC, Mac, and tablet devices—featuring tutorials, interactive quizzes, and other resources to help students of all learning styles master the material and prepare for professional licensing exams.


  • With its comprehensive coverage and practical focus, this acclaimed text provides speech-language pathology and audiology students with a thorough introduction to the specific aspects of anatomy and physiology relevant to their fields.

  • Featuring detailed clinical information, full-color illustrations, and practical examples and applications, the text is ideal for students of all backgrounds, professionals, and licensed clinicians in need of a reliable reference.

  • The authors have included more than 300 full-color anatomical images to help students form a clear, accurate understanding of the classical framework of the speech, language, and hearing systems.

  • Clinical Notes boxes throughout the text explore disorders seen by speech-language pathologists and audiologists, providing valuable real-world context for anatomy and physiology principles covered in the chapters.

  • Students can take advantage of interactive study resources (Anatesse, MindTap) designed with today’s digital learners in mind; highlights include auto-graded quizzes, image labeling activities, crossword puzzles, matching exercises, multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions, flash cards, and animations.

  • Multimedia animations support more rapid learning and deeper understanding by enabling exploration of anatomy and physiology relevant to hearing, phonation, respiration, swallowing, and other key processes.


"The content of these chapters is theoretically sound and accurate. The material is thorough and very up to date. The material has considerable depth. The chapters are very thorough. The chapters have been updated to reflect recent technology (e.g. use of neuroimaging, use of ultrasound). The chapters have also been updated to reflect recent research. The text is very rich with elements to break up the material and provide multidimensional learning opportunities. In addition to the outlines and study guides, there are margin definitions/pointers and inset information boxes, Anatesse lessons."
— Stefan A. Frisch, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

About the Author

J. Anthony Seikel, Ph.D.

J. Anthony (Tony) Seikel, Ph.D., is professor of communication sciences and disorders at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. His research interests center on the relationship of pathology to acoustics and perception, as well as improving pedagogy through technology. He has recently been studying the relationship between oromyofunctional disorders and oropharyngeal dysphagia. He earned his B.S. in Speech and Hearing from Phillips University, his M.A. in Speech Pathology from Wichita State University, and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Kansas.

David G. Drumright, B.S.

Douglas W. King, Ph.D., was a professor within the basic medical program at Washington State University until his death in 2001. He was greatly loved by his students and fellow faculty, and had set up a scholarship program in anatomy for students with diabetes.

Douglas W. King, Ph.D.

David G. Drumright is a programmer and teacher in Spokane, Washington. He has taught electronics at numerous schools and has a background in speech-language pathology and audiology. His software includes the original ANIMA programs of this text, the new ANATESSE application, AUDIN software for audiology instruction, and several other instructional tools.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Elements of Anatomy.
2. Anatomy of Respiration.
3. Physiology of Respiration.
4. Anatomy of Phonation.
5. Physiology of Phonation.
6. Anatomy of Articulation and Resonation.
7. Physiology of Articulation and Resonation.
8. Physiology of Mastication and Deglutition.
9. Anatomy of Hearing.
10. Auditory Physiology.
11. Neuroanatomy.
12. Neurophysiology.
Appendix A: Anatomical Terms.
Appendix B: Useful Combining Forms.
Appendix C: Muscles of Respiration.
Appendix D: Muscles of Phonation.
Appendix E: Muscles of Face, Soft Palate, and Pharynx.
Appendix F: Sensors.
Appendix G: Cranial Nerves.
Appendix H: Pathologies that Affect Speech Production.

New to this edition

  • Completely revised physiology of swallowing now includes updated views of infant development, the stages of swallowing, and neurophysiological underpinnings of the process.
  • A broadened discussion of the instrumentation associated with all the systems of communication conveys the richness of the research within the fields.
  • New research covering the very latest industry trends and technology is highlighted through revised sections covering articulatory and auditory physiology, along with new and expanded content on the effects of aging, neuroimaging, and the DIVA model.
  • Many new images have been added, encouraging a clear and accurate understanding of the classical framework of the speech, language, and hearing systems.
  • Clinical Notes boxes link anatomy and physiology with disorders seen by speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide real-world applications for students.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1285198298 | ISBN-13: 9781285198293)

The Instructor Companion Website to Accompany Anatomy & Physiology of Speech, Language, and Hearing, Fifth Edition, contains a variety of tools to help instructors successfully prepare lectures and teach within this subject area. This comprehensive package provides something for all instructors, from those teaching anatomy and physiology for the first time to seasoned instructors who want something new. The following components in the website are free to adopters of the text: A downloadable and customizable Instructor’s Manual containing a syllabus with materials and suggested activities for the lecture; and lab guides to facilitate learning outside of the classroom. A Computerized Test Bank with approximately 1,000 questions and answers, for use in instructor-created quizzes and tests.

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