The course includes:
- brief revision of the anatomy and physiology of the ear and the effects and impacts of various types and degrees of hearing loss
- epidemiology of deafness
- fundamentals of the assessment of hearing for both adults and children
- mechanisms of auditory processing and the assessment of auditory processing disorder
- principles and practices of amplification and speech processing in digital hearing aids and cochlear implants
- room acoustics, sound level meters and noise-induced hearing loss
- classroom acoustics and radio aids
- practical skills in hearing testing and hearing aid function.
Who is it for?
The course is designed for Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals with experience of working with clients with hearing disorders.
The Practical Audiology module will run over five Thursdays in June/July. This includes both theory and lab classes.
Jun: Thursday 9, 16, 23 and 30 June 2022
Jul: Thursday 7 July 2022
The key takeaways from this course are the knowledge and skills that are essential for the assessment and management of hearing loss in children and adults.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.