|TITLE||Audiological Management: Adults|
|LEVEL||05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course|
|DESCRIPTION||This study-unit covers an introduction to adult audiology with an emphasis on aetiology, particularly genetically related hearing loss. The management of outer, middle and inner ear pathologies as well as central lesions are discussed including medical and surgical interventions. Lectures will also cover aspects of routine adult screening e.g., in industry (noise exposure) and diagnostic procedures as well as the rehabilitation of aided / implanted adult patients.
To understand basic concepts of adult audiology and the management of adults with hearing loss and related disorders.
1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to relate theoretical knowledge to clinical practice in relation to adult audiological settings.
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Administer and interpret basic audiological tests used with adult clients e.g. , pure tone audiometry, tympanometry, reflexometry, ABR, speech audiomentry and OAEs;
- Have basic knowledge of hearing aids, ear moulds and possibly basic fitting concepts;
- Acquire basic skills related to fault finding of hearing aids/cochlear implants and moulds;
- Work with a team of professionals.
Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:
- Desmond, A.L. (2011). Vestibular Function: Clinical and Practice Management. (2nd Ed). UK: Thieme Med. Pub.
- Herdman, S.J. (2007). Vestibular Rehabilitation (3rd Ed.). Philadelphia, US: F.A. Davis.
- Katz, J. (2002). Handbook of Clinical Audiology. (5th Ed.). Baltmore, US: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Moller, A. R., Deridder, D., Langguth, B. & Kleinjung, T. B.L. (2010). Textbook of Tinnitus. Springer.
|STUDY-UNIT TYPE||Lecture and Group Learning|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
Maria A. Cordina
Elania Pace Balzan
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