PHYL5624 Advanced Hearing Devices

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides students with the knowledge regarding the application of advanced hearing device technology. Topics include advanced processing hearing aids, compression, selection of programs for multiple memory hearing aids, selecting device features for specific benefits and product comparison. The unit also covers selection, evaluation and training in devices for profoundly deaf people, including high powered hearing aids, cochlear and middle ear implants and assistive listening devices.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate advanced hearing device technology; (2) explain fitting and verification procedures for advanced devices, including use of compression; (3) analyse the use of communication training in devices for the profoundly deaf people, including high powered hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices; (4) outline the process of selecting advanced processing device features for specific benefits; (5) outline the evaluation and comparison of advanced processing devices; (6) evaluate the importance of counselling people and their families in the impact of hearing loss and the benefits and limitations of devices; and (7) analyse the effects of hearing loss on an individual's speech, language, social and emotional development..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a theory examination; (2) practical assignments; and (3) case-based written assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helen Goulios and Dr Helmy Mulders
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
and
completion of 48 points
Co-requisites:
PHYL5612 Community and Workplace Audiology
and
PHYL5622 Audiological Science Research Project Part 3
and
PHYL5623 Audiological Science Research Project Part 4
Contact hours
2 lectures/week
1 tutorial per week
1 workshop per week
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