Online | 3 semester credits
This course provides an introduction to the field of Audiology. We will cover the history and the profession of Audiology, anatomy and physiology of the ear, the basic audiometric test battery, and a review of auditory disorders. Course activities include instructor-directed lectures, case studies, student-led online discussions, and video demonstration of basic audiometric procedures.
Upon completion of this course you will be familiar with the history and profession of audiology and the ASHA and AAA certification requirements for audiology. You will have a basic understanding of sound measurements and dB references, simple tests of hearing (tuning fork tests) to determine site of lesion, components of conduction of pure-tone tests and screening, and the basic components of immitance testing (e.g. tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing). You will also identify structures and processes relevant to hearing and appropriate use of clinical masking, explain procedures involved in evaluating the functions of human hearing and the results of otoscopic evaluations, develop interpretive and diagnostic skills, and identify common hearing disorders.
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This course is part of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Post-Baccalaureate Online Series designed for those interested in becoming Speech-Language Pathologists who hold a bachelor's degree in a different field. By earning 30 credits of coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders, you could be eligible for admission into a CSD graduate program of your choice.