HEARING AID SYSTEMS AND FITTING
Credit points: 15
Hearing aid systems are a major component of the audiological management of hearing impairment. In this subject, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the styles, components and electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids. You will develop the skills necessary to select an appropriate hearing aid and/or assistive listening device based on a client's hearing loss, lifestyle and communication needs. Through hands-on workshops, you will learn how to take ear impressions, modify a selected device and verify its fitting in a clinical setting. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through written exams and assignments.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesAUD4PHL AND AUD4CAA AND AUD4IDA AND AUD4HES
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
PublisherBOOMERANG PUBLISHING, SYDNEY
Handbook of clinical audiology.
AuthorKatz, J, Medwetsky, L, Burkard, R & Hood, L
PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlicja Malicka
LectureWeek: 31 - 38
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 31 - 38
Eight 1.50 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
1,250-word assignment on clinical decision making and creativity.Students will need to research manufacturer websites and think carefully about the client's wishes and test results in making their choice.
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One two-hour written exam at end of semester (2,000 words equivalent)
A pass in this assessment is required to pass the subject as students must demonstrate an understanding of matters in this subject before going on placement. It also strengthens the course for accreditation requirements
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1,250-word assignment discussing factors impacting on the success of hearing aid outcomes.
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Attendance of practical workshopHurdle: Attendance at practical workshops is a hurdle requirement in order to accumulate the clinical skills required for professional accreditation. If, for extenuating circumstances that are consistent with the University's Special Consideration policy , students are unable to complete required clinical hours, alternative arrangements will be negotiated. See Audiology Australia's Core Competency Requirements.
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