SLHS 402 - Audiology and Audiological Assessment
Review of anatomy and physiology of the outer, middle and inner ear systems and emphasis on their clinical correlates. Theory and application of pure tone and speech audiometric procedures for identification and differential diagnosis of peripheral auditory disorders.
Prerequisites: SLHS Declared Major
Co-requisites: SPPA 403.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understand the roles, responsibilities, and ethical conduct expected of an Audiologist. Identify the academic and clinical training required to become a certified audiologist.
- Learn the basic principles and techniques of hearing screening and audiological evaluation.
- Observe and explain the specific steps involved in screening and evaluating hearing function.
- Recognize and appropriately use specific equipment for audiological screening and evaluation (e.g. holding and inserting an otoscope; using pure tone audiometry and tympanometry equipment).
- Learn about how audiologists select which technique or tool would be appropriate for adults and children with varied speech/language/hearing disorders.
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