UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PHYL5511 Audiological Instrumentation Part 2

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed sequentially to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The unit provides a comprehensive coverage of the physical principles of sound generation and audiological measurements. Topics covered include the physics of sound, waves and their time-domain and frequency-domain analysis, Fourier or spectral analysis, decibel scales, sound pressure measurements, microphones, loudspeakers, headphones, frequency response and sound pressure calibration, noise measurement, weighting scales and band analysis, equal loudness contours, physics of sound source localisation, basic architectural acoustics, echo and reverberation, basic electronics, sampling, quantisation and aliasing, digital filtering, complex signal processing, basic audiometer design, noise analysis, evoked response and otoacoustic emission technology, and foundations of hearing aid design and implant technology.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the principles of electrodes and electrode measurement in evoked responses; (2) explain the principles of noise measurement and sound treatment, acoustic modelling and soundproof rooms; and (3) explain the principles of synchronous averaging for noise reduction strategies to reduce electrical interference.
Assessment This comprises laboratory reports and other continuous assessment (20 per cent) and two theory examinations at the end of each of semesters 1 and 2 (80 per cent).

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Assoc Res Prof Helmy Mulders
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or combined PhD Master of Clinical Audiology (00840)
Co-requisites: for PHYL5501: PHYL5502 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1, PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System, PHYL5515 Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation; for PHYL5511: PHYL5512 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 2, PHYL5513 Speech, Language and Communication, PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis
Advisable prior study: some physics and mathematics is strongly recommended
Contact hours equivalent to a 1-hour lecture plus a 3-hour lab class per week, but delivered in two intensive 5-week courses, followed by two weeks of workshops prior to clinical placements January–May and June–October
Texts

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