Speech & Hearing Sciences | Auditory Disorders
S477 | 4320 | Wynne, M.
This is a three credit, graduate level course in auditory disorders.
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the
etiologies, nature, and treatments of auditory pathologies
encountered by audiologists in their practice. Each student will be
provided the opportunity to read audiograms and medical reports to
determine and describe the nature and possible consequences of
hearing loss in infants, children, and adults. In addition,
students will receive an introduction to the strategies used by
audiologists and physicians to address the hearing health needs of
individuals presenting these auditory disorders within a medical
setting. Each student is expected to develop appropriate models to
evaluate and integrate data obtained from audiological and otologic
evaluations to identify the nature of an auditory disorder, its
consequences on the health and communicative status of the patient,
and the appropriate treatment or rehabilitation strategies. The
students will be expected to interpret audiograms, demonstrate
appropriate clinical decision-making and problem-solving skills at
their level of training, and to develop appropriate, defendable
rationales for their decisions regarding the clinical data in the
context of a managed health-care environment. The primary textbooks
for this course in Fall, 2001, are Rinaldo F. Canalis and Paul R.
Lambertís The Ear: Comprehensive Otology. Additional readings from
various books and journals also were assigned throughout the course.
A semi-seminar format will be used. Both lectures and discussions
will be conducted. Attendance is not mandatory; however, students
will be responsible for the material covered in the class periods and
in the reading assignments.