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Syllabus Overview for HCD-554-DL Introduction to Audiology
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Note: Introduction to Audiology will run for 12 weeks.
Please visit the Institute's online bookstore for information regarding required course materials.
Topics you will study
• Sound and Its Measurement
• The Human Ear and Hearing Loss -Inner, Outer and Middle Ear
• Auditory Nerve and Central Auditory Pathways
• Pure Tone & Speech Audiometry
• Physiological and Retrocochlear Testing
• Hearing Disorders of the Outer, Middle and Inner Ear
• Central Auditory Processing Disorders
• Nonorganic Hearing Loss
• Pediatric Audiology and Assessment
• Special Populations
• Hearing Aids and Assistive Devices
• Treatment and Intervention Approaches
Meets ASHA Requirements for:
• Standard IV- B: Normal Communication
• Standard IV-C: Disordered Communication
• Standard IV-D: Prevention and Treatment
• Standard IV- E: Principles and Rules of Ethics
General Course Activities/How to Plan Your Time
• Weekly integration of quizzes
• Midterm and final exams
• Analysis of authentic case studies
• Course reflection paper
• Reading list
• Supplemental reading & web resources
• Discussion board
• Adobe Connect online meeting room
This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.) D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, review the D2L system recommendations.