PHYL5610 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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 students with the knowledge and skills in the application of advanced hearing device technology. Topics include nonlinear and programmable hearing aids, compression, selection programs for multiple memory hearing aids and product comparison. The unit also covers selection, evaluation and training in devices for the profoundly deaf adult, including cochlear implants, tactile aids and assistive listening devices.

Each component of assessment must be passed in order to pass the unit.
Students are able to (1) explain advanced hearing device technology; (2) explain nonlinear and programmable hearing aids and their fitting procedures, including compression; (3) explain evaluation and training in devices for the profoundly deaf adult, including cochlear implants, tactile aids, assistive listening devices; (4) explain the process of advanced product evaluation and comparison; and (5) explain outcomes assessment and the design of rehabilitation programs, including counselling.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) continuous assessment; (2) practical examination; and (3) theory examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helmy Mulders and Dr Helen Goulios
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840);
completion of 48 points in the degree
for PHYL5610: PHYL5615 Advanced Clinical Audiology part 1, PHYL5613 Audiology Practice Management, PHYL5616 Audiology Research Project Part 1; for PHYL5617: PHYL5611 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 2, PHYL5612 Community and Workplace Audiology
PHYL5614 Audiology Research Project Part 2
Contact hours
equivalent to 4 hours a week of lectures and practical work with hearing aids, similar technology and other rehabilitative procedures, but delivered in an intensive 5-week course in January–March and June–August, each followed by two weeks of workshops, prior to attending external clinical placements
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]

Dillon, H. Hearing Aids: Boomerang Press 2001

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