PHYL5515 Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit covers the fundamentals of aural rehabilitation in adults with permanent hearing loss. This includes the design of adult rehabilitation programs including the assessment of hearing and communication needs, the establishment of client goals, selection and fitting of appropriate devices, counselling, communication strategies and use of outcomes assessment measures. The unit also covers basic concepts in hearing aid design, prescription, fitting and verification (including use of couplers and real ear measurements) and aided threshold measurement, and the fitting of other assistive listening devices.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) assess a client's hearing and communication needs and design an appropriate aural rehabilitation program (which may include hearing device prescription) to meet the client's needs; (2) explain the componentry and function of current hearing aids in terms of the features they offer and the benefits for an individual client; (3) explain the basis for hearing aid prescription and verification including coupler measurements, real-ear measurements, and aided thresholds; and (4) explain the types of outcomes assessment and the design of rehabilitation programs, including the use of counselling in programs.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a theory examination; (2) continuous assessment; and (3) an assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a theory examination, continuous assessment, and an assignment components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helen Goulios & Dr Robyn Choi
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840)
Co-requisites:
PHYL5501 Audiological Instrumentation Part 1 and PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System, PHYL5502 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1
Advisable prior study:
some biology/physiology and physics is recommended
Contact hours
equivalent to 4 hours per week for a standard semester, but delivered in an intensive 5-week course in February–March, followed by two weeks of workshops prior to clinical placements
Text

Dillon, H. Hearing Aids, 2nd edn: Boomerang Press 2012

 

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