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Courses

 

Adult Hearing Aid Fitting and Selection. Examination of the theory and practice of fitting hearing aids. Emphasis on special clinical procedures, research needs, and evolving technology in hearing instruments. (includes a I hour lab)

Audiologic Assessment. Theoretical basis for tests underlying basic audiologic assessments.

Audiologic Management of the School-Aged Child. Focus on educational audiology. Features delivery of audiologic services designed to access the school environment for children ages 4-21.

Audiologic Treatment of Adults. Study of current methodologies employed in the audiologic rehabilitation of adults with hearing impairments. Implementation of remedial strategies is emphasized.

Auditory Disorders. Study of conditions/diseases that can affect the auditory system.

Auditory Processing Disorders: Evaluation and Management. Study of audiologic evaluation and habilitation/rehabilitation procedures for people having central auditory disabilities.

Anatomy and Physiology Underlying Neuro-Otology. An in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the central auditory and vestibular nervous systems. (includes 1 hour lab)

Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory and Vestibular Systems. A study of the anatomy, biophysics, and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems.

Acoustic Phonetics. Study of the acoustics, measurement, and nomenclature of speech, and the theoretical and acoustic bases of speech perception. (includes 1 hour lab)

Basic & Applied Physical Acoustics in Audiology. Study of physical acoustics, basic electricity and electronics, as well as principles, methodology, calibration and maintenance of audiologic equipment. (includes I hour lab)

Clinical Seminar in Audiology. In-depth consideration of topics/issues in the practice of audiology with emphasis upon issues related to clinical rotation.

Cochlear Implants. Study of cochlear implants in children and adults including equipment, candidacy, mapping, and overview of (re)habilitation.

Counseling in Audiology. Focus on interviewing, counseling and interacting with individuals with hearing impairments, their families, and significant others.

Critical Analysis of Research in Audiology I. General introduction to the research process with an emphasis on acquiring a reading knowledge of research and an ability to evaluate research.

Critical Analysis of Research in Audiology II. Development of a reading knowledge of research and the ability to evaluate the quality of research studies.

Cultural Issues in Deafness. An introduction to Deaf Culture and the audiologist's roles and responsibilities in planning treatment with a member of the deaf community.

Diagnosis of Auditory Disorders. Underlying theory and principles of administration and interpretation of site-of-lesion tests.

Electrophysiological Techniques in Audiology. Study of evoked responses used in diagnostic audiology, including ABR, MLR, EChochG, ENOG, ALR, P300, VER, and SSER.

Evaluation and Management of Balance Disorders. Study of the balance mechanism; differential diagnostic assessment of balance disorders including electronystagmography, posturography and rotational testing; rehabilitation of the balance disordered patient. (I hour lab included)

Gerontological lssues in Audiology. Physiological, psychological,and sociological theories of aging with a focus on the etiology, symptomatology, assessment, and rehabilitation of older adults with hearing impairments.

Hearing Aid Technology. Study of amplification systems for the hearing impaired.

History of Audiology. An examination of the history of deafness/hearing impairment and the profession.

Industrial and Community Noise. Theoretical principles of noise measurement; etiology of noise-induced hearing loss and acoustic trauma; industrial hearing conservation programs, Occupational Safety and Health Act; community and recreational noise evaluation and management.

Medical Management of Auditory Disorders. A study of the multidisciplinary approach to medical/surgical management of patients with auditory and vestibular disorders.

Pediatric Amplification. The focus of study is on amplification systems and fitting techniques for the pediatric population.

Pediatric Audiology. Study of audiologic diagnostic and auditory habilitative protocols for the birth to 3 population. Both assessment and management strategies will be emphasized.

Practice Management in Audiology. Study of issues which impact the management of audiological practices, including establishing a private practice, reimbursement, marketing, record keeping and professional liability.

Psychoacoustics. Study of the principles, procedures, and research of psychoacoustics; the relationships between the physical dimensions of auditory stimuli and the resultant perceptual experience with normal and impaired hearing.

Research Project in Audiology.

Seminar in Audiology. Selected current topics in audiology with emphasis on review of current literature.

Speech-Language Pathology for the Audiologist. Examination of normal and abnormal aspects of speech and language including their impact on auditory function and testing.

Clinical Practicum

Directed Observation in Audiology I. Introduction to clinical practicum in Audiology. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are .

Directed Observation in Audiology II. Introduction to clinical practicum in Audiology. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are rerquired.

Clerkship I. Clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform discrete tasks under supervision.

Clerkship II. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology during which students will perform discrete clinical tasks while under supervision.

Internship I. Supervised practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of basic audiologic procedures, including hearing aid management.

Internship II. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of diagnostic audiology, hearing aids, and audiologic rehabilitation procedures.

Graduate Audiologist I. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology which encompasses audiologic assessments and audiologic habilitation.

Graduate Audiologist II. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology which encompasses audiologic assessments and audiologic (re) habilitation.

Graduate Audiologist III. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology which encompasses audiologic assessments and audiologic (re) habilitation.

Graduate Audiologist IV. Full-time external audiology clinical placement, providing a capstone learning experience in the full scope of practice in the profession of audiology.

Graduate Audiologist V. Full-time external audiology clinical placement, providing a capstone learning experience in the full scope of practice in the profession of audiology.