Syllabus Overview for HCD-554-DL Introduction to Audiology

3 Credits

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Course Materials

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Topics You Will Study

  • The Profession of Audiology
  • 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
  • Masking
  • 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 Knowledge and Skill Standards for:

  • Standard IV-A: Science Background
  • 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

The course material is presented in 12 distinct and evenly distributed learning modules. Each module will be organized in the following way:
  • Weekly organizer
  • Reading list
  • Lecture(s)
  • Supplemental reading & web resources
  • Quiz
  • Discussion board with peers and instructor
In addition, the following activities will be integrated into the course:
  • Midterm and final exams
  • Analysis of authentic case studies
  • Course reflection paper
Although the course is completely online and asynchronous, there are a number of opportunities for one to meet privately with the instructor, as well as in small and large groups.
The professor is readily accessible via Zoom, mobile phone, text, and email.
Most students dedicate 10-14 hours per week to the course. Students should plan a number of study blocks throughout the week, ranging in length of 1-2 hours, and check the course daily once the discussion board becomes active. 

Technology Requirements

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.

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