Audiology (AUDI)

AUDI 600. Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing3 Units

Description: Intensive study of the gross aspects of anatomy associated with normal hearing, including the peripheral and central auditory system.

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AUDI 604. Essential Techniques in Audiometry for Pediatrics and Adults3 Units

Description: The epidemiology of hearing loss. Basic tests of auditory function including pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry and immitance. Focus on both pediatric and adult aspects of testing, with additional topics related to newborn testing. Principles of masking and pathologic correlates of hearing loss discussed.

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AUDI 605. Introduction to Audiological Techniques and Rehabilitation1-3 Units

Description: This course provides an introduction to the evaluation, screening and habilitation/rehabilitation of adults and children with hearing impairment.Topics include tests of auditory function, effects of auditory pathology, and amplification.

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AUDI 606. Acoustics and Speech Acoustics3 Units

Description: Study of sound and its measurement. Relationship of sound to human hearing. Speech acoustics and perception of speech.

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AUDI 608. Auditory Anatomy & Physiology II3 Units

Description: Structure and function of the central auditory system with an emphasis on electrophysiologic assessment of cortical and subcortical pathways for clinical purposes.

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AUDI 610. Clinical Clerkship I1 Unit

Description: A two-semester sequence of directed observation in the audiology clinic. Participation in interviewing patients, eliciting a complete history, preparing written technical reports and record keeping. Includes observations during the first semester. 1 credit hour each semester.

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AUDI 612. Pathology of the Auditory-Vestibular System3 Units

Description: Study of pathology of the auditory-vestibular system with special reference to clinical symptomatology. Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of auditory-vestibular disease and injury.

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AUDI 614. Clinical Techniques in Audiology I1 Unit

Description: Part one of a two-semester sequence of directed laboratory exercises. Laboratory exercises will give students hands-on experience with clinical techniques designed to evaluate hearing.

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AUDI 615. Clinical Techniques in Audiology II2 Units

Description: Part two of a two-semester sequence of directed laboratory exercises.. Laboratory exercises will give students hands-on experience with clinical techniques designed to evaluate hearing.

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AUDI 616. Genetics and Hearing Loss2 Units

Description: Fundamentals of genetics, modes of inheritance, genetic syndromes affecting the auditory system, ethical implications of genetic testing.

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AUDI 618. Instrumentation and Electronics in Audiology2 Units

Description: Basics of electronic circuitry, especially in audiometric instrumentation and amplification systems. Includes instrumentation calibration, trouble-shooting and repair. Analog, analog-digital hybrid, and digital signal processing.

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AUDI 619. Audiologic Counseling & Patient Communication1 Unit

Description: An exploration of the communication and counseling relationship between student clinician and patient. Students will have an opportunity to develop and refine effective communication and counseling via interaction with standardized patients and personal reflection.

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AUDI 620. Clinical Clerkship II2 Units

Description: A three-semester sequence of introductory level clinical audiometry under the aegis of an experienced clinician. Mastery of basic skills such as threshold determination for pure tones and speech stimuli, masking, auditory discrimination measurements, tympanometry, and calibration. 2 credit hours each semester.

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AUDI 621. Audiologic Rehabilitation3 Units

Description: Management strategies for hearing loss beyond the hearing aid. Topics include auditory training, speech reading, communication repair strategies, counseling, adjustment to hearing aids, assistive listening devices and cochlear implants.

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AUDI 622. Electrophysiologic Techniques in Audiology3 Units

Description: Principles of biological potentials, signal averaging, amplification and filtering. Clinical utility of the brainstem auditory evoked response with attention to diagnostic techniques and peripheral hearing assessment.

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AUDI 623. Audiologic Electrophysiology II1 Unit

Description: Clinical acquisition of middle and late auditory evoked potentials with applications for both diagnostic and rehabilitative ideology. Equal emphasis is placed on acquisition and interpretation of those evoked responses.

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AUDI 624. Amplification Technology3 Units

Description: Principles of amplification electronics, electroacoustics and acoustics in audiologic (re)habilitation. Real ear measurements. ANSI specifications. Earmold acoustics. Modifying acoustical parameters.

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AUDI 625. Audiologic Counseling1-2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Students in Doctor of Audiology Program.

Description: Review of the complex psychosocial and emotional aspects arising within families in the presence of both pediatric and adult hearing loss. Examination of counseling approaches for "non-professional" counseling.

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AUDI 626. Assessment and Management of Vestibular Disorders3 Units

Description: Study of the contribution of the vestibular system to balance and orientation. Technologies and procedures for assessing the dizzy patient. Management of vestibular disorders.

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AUDI 628. Differential Diagnosis in Audiology2 Units

Description: Interpreting the audiologic test battery. Integrating audiologic test results with other diagnostic procedures (i.e., radiologic, neurologic, pathologic, etc). Advanced concepts in test construction, delivery and interpretation. Using test results to plan remediation.

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AUDI 629. Cochlear Implants and other Impantable Hearing Devices4 Units

Description: Comprehensive Study of cochlear implantation, BAHA and middle ear implantation including: general anatomy, device components, patient selection and evaluation,speech coding strategies, mapping/programming, troubleshooting, and verification.

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AUDI 630. Amplification Selection and Fitting3 Units

Description: Determining candidacy and benefit from amplification. Selecting appropriate amplification systems and options including assistive listening devices and implantable technologies. Review of current technologies and their clinical efficacy. Introduction to the business aspects of hearing aid dispensing.

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AUDI 632. Professional Issues in Audiology2 Units

Description: Overview of the social, political, ethical, and economic climate in hearing health care delivery. Interprofessional relationships and responsibilities. Supervision of other professionals. Licensure and certification.

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AUDI 634. Electrophysiologic Techniques in Audiology II1 Unit

Description: This course introduces brain imaging techniques for cognitive brain research in Audiology with a focus on late auditory event-related potentials (ERP's). The course will focus on four main areas: 1) theory; 2) experimental design; 3) data collection, analysis, and interpretation; and 4) the use of late potentials in audiological practice. Basic tutorials on EEG and ERP software packages will include ASA and EEGLAB.

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AUDI 635. Audiology Internship4 Units

Description: A three-semester sequence of supervised patient care in a variety of sites closely associated with the university. Student clinicians will assume increasing responsibility for the full range of basic and intermediate level audiologic procedures and interpretation. 4 credits each semester.

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AUDI 636. Pediatric Audiology2 Units

Description: Hearing disorders and audiologic techniques in the pediatric population. Topics include identification audiometry (screening protocols), childhood aural pathologies and treatment options, behavioral audiometry, and current management options.

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AUDI 638. Educational Audiology3 Units

Description: Overview of current management options for the (re)habilitation of children with hearing loss, including: educational issues, amplification, FM systems, classroom listening systems and counseling.

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AUDI 640. Special Topics in Audiology1-3 Units

Description: An elective course designed to focus on specific topics in audiology. Subject matter to be determined by the faculty and students. May be repeated to a limit of 6 credits.

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AUDI 642. Gerontologic Audiology3 Units

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AUDI 646. Medical Audiology3 Units

Description: Intensive study of the medical correlates of hearing impairment including medical/surgical intervention, pharmacology.

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AUDI 648. Hearing Science I3 Units

Description: This course is the first in a two-course sequence in hearing science. It will survey contemporary theory and research in audition, with emphasis on modern mathematical and psychophysical methods. Major topics will include the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, measurement and control of sound, auditory signal analysis, and basic auditory abilities such as detection, discrimination, and masking.

Note: Cross-listed with PSYC 646.

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AUDI 650. Research Methods3 Units

Description: Students will design a clinical research project through: a critical review of the literature, determination of appropriate research design, and a statistical review. Students will prepare an application for the Human Studies Protection Program Office.

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AUDI 652. Prevention of Hearing Loss2 Units

Description: Focuses on the effect of noise on the auditory system, noise measurement and abatement, hearing conservation programming, OSHA standards, etc. The medical-legal aspects of hearing impairment.

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AUDI 654. Advanced Auditory Processing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Special study of the central auditory nervous system with attention to normal and disordered auditory function past the auditory periphery (e.g., linguistic, cognitive, and suprathreshold deficit consideration). Assessment and current strategies for management of auditory processing disorders.

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AUDI 656. Practice Management in Audiology3 Units

Description: Organizing, managing and expanding an audiologic practice. Determining costs and fees, accounts management, quality assurance, third-party reimbursement, contracting for services, demographic trends, business and professional ethics, professional liability, marketing, certification and licensure.

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AUDI 660. Investigation in Audiologic Practice1-3 Units

Description: Directed course in which students investigate specific clinical problems in audiology. Will include research on a topic of clinical or professional interest. Investigation eventuates in a publishable paper. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits.

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AUDI 670. Clinical Externship9 Units

Description: A 3-semester sequence of advanced clinical practicum under the direction of a faculty member or preceptor in an external practicum. Each externship is custom-tailored to the interests of the trainee. May involve relocation or travel. 8 credits each semester.

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AUDI 679. Independent Study in Audiology1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Requires consent of instructor in order to register.

Description: Individualized course with topics determined by student and instructor. May be repeated.

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AUDI 680. Special Topics in Audiology1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: Discussion covering current ideas in audiology as they relate to clinical practice and research. An emphasis is placed on contemporary and/or advanced topics relevant for the more experienced student.

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