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Rudiments of audiology: Course outline

Outline

UNIT- I

Understanding the Profession of Audiology

  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Development of Audiology as Profession
  • Early Identification of Hearing Loss
  • Protocol of Hearing Assessment according to age
  • Importance of Early Intervention

UNIT-II

Sound and its Characteristics

  • Creation of Sound, Propagation of Sound and physical characteristics of      Sound
  • Sound measurement and its Psychological Characteristics
  • Sound Measurement scales ( dBHL, dB SPL)
  • Basic parameters of sound (frequency, period, phase, wavelength, Inverse square   law)
  • The audiometer, pure tone complex tone, reverberation

UNIT- I1I

Rudiments of Subjective Hearing Tests

  • Whisper tests and Tunic Forks Tests
  • Rudiments of pure Tone Audiometry
  • Psychological procedure of testing, Concept of threshed

UNIT IV

Rudiments of Masking,

  • When should masking be used
  • How much masking should be used
  • What kind of masking should be used
  • Masking procedures

UNIT-V

Rudiments of Speech Audiometry

  • Speech Reception Threshold
  • Speech Recognition score
  • Interpretation of Psychometric Function
  • Factors affecting speech recognition and identification
  • Speech Audiometry procedures

UNIT- VI

Anatomy,   Physiology and Pathology of  Ear

  • Structure of Outer Ear, Middle and Inner ear
  • Function and disorders of Outer Ear
  • Function and disorders of Middle Ear
  • Function and disorders of inner ear
  • Impacts of disorders on Hearing Acuity

UNIT-VII

Understanding Hearing Impairment and Audiogram

  • Types of Hearing Loss
  • Degrees of Hearing Loss
  •  Air Conduction and Bone Conduction Routes to test Hearing Acuity
  • Understanding and Construction of Audiogram
  • In Class Assignment

UNIT-VIII

Hearing for Speech

  • Reception of Speech in Relation to Audiogram
  • Intensity of Different Speech Sounds
  • Shapes of Audiogram in Term of Threshold
  • Faulty Observation in Pre School Children
  • In Class Assignment

UNIT-IX

Rudiments of Objective Tests  of Hearing

  • Theories of hearing, EcochG, OAE, Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEPs)     
  • ABR Generators and Factors Influencing on ABR Recordings
  • AEPs Recordings and Problems in Recordings
  • Waves Morphology, Measures and Interpretation of ABR Waveforms
  • In Class Assignment

UNIT-X

Rudiments of Immittance Audiometry

  • Impedance, Admittance, Immittance and Acoustic reflex
  • Subjective Interpretation of Tympanometry
  • Objective Interpretation of Tympanometry
  • Differential Diagnoses on the Bases of Tympanometry
  • In Class Assig

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