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PHYL5617 Advanced Hearing Aids and Rehabilitation Part 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (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) group assignment; (2) clinical examination; and (3) final written examination. 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 group assignment, clinical examination, and final written examination components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helen Goulios & Dr Robyn Choi
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840); and completion of 48 points in the degree
for PHYL5610: PHYL5615 Advanced Clinical Audiology part 1, PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical PHYL5514 Evoked Responses in Clinical Diagnosis (ID 3735), PHYL5616 Audiology Research Project Part 1; for PHYL5617: PHYL5611 Advanced Clinical Audiology Part 2, PHYL5614 Audiology Research Project Part 2 and PHYL5613 Audiology Practice Management (ID 3740)
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

Dillon, H. Hearing Aids: Boomerang Press 2001

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