ACOUSTICS AND PSYCHOACOUSTICS

AUD4HES

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

An understanding of the nature of sound (acoustics) and auditory perception (psychoacoustics) is fundamental to the field of Audiology. In this subject you will develop an understanding of basic concepts that underline acoustics, psychoacoustics and speech perception and will apply this knowledge to practical aspects of audiology.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will engage in a range of activities including lectures, workshops, online learning, quizzes, and problem based learning designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. You will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about your performance on these activities to support your learning. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZHCCA, HZHCAU and must have passed HCS2IAA; OR Must be admitted in HMAUD and no other rule applies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Speech Science Primer

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLawrence, JR

Year2011

Edition/Volume6TH EDN

PublisherLippincott Williams and Wilkins

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Hearing Science

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorEmanuel, DC & Letowski T

Year2008

Edition/Volume1st Edition

PublisherLippincott Williams and Wilkins

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMoore, BCJ

Year2013

Edition/Volume6TH EDN

PublisherBRILL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Introduction to sound: acoustics for the hearing and speech sciences.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSpeaks, CE

Year1999

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherSINGULAR PUBLISHING GROUP, SAN DIEGO.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate judgement in the application of sound (acoustics) to audiology
02. Demonstrate judgement in the application of perception of sound (psychoacoustic) to audiology
03. Demonstrate judgement in the application of acoustic phonetics (speech acoustics) to audiology

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 21
One 2.00 hours lecture per week from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 12 - 20
One 2.00 hours workshop every three weeks from week 12 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshops begin in the 3rd week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1000 word Practical/Experimental problem based learning report. For the purpose of this assignment, you will be required to analyse the visual representation of the auditory filter. You will be required to critically discuss how this auditory filter and its parameters will be affected by the presence of cochlear/sensory-neural hearing loss.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

One 1000 word Practical/Experimental problem based learning report. For the purpose of this assignment, you will be required to analyse the visual representation of the recorded speech sample (spectrogram). You will be required to critically discuss how the perception of this speech sample will be affected in person with hearing loss.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

One 1.5 hour online examination (1,500 words equivalent). Assessing Modules 1,2, and 3 Material

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3