Speech & Hearing Sciences | Human Hearing and Communication
S275 | 4148 | Hipskind

Development of the auditory system and landmarks of auditory
behavior, types of hearing loss, intake and exit interviewing
techniques, audiometric standards, pure tone audiometry, acoustic
impedance measurements, screening for auditory disorders and speech
audiometry.  Effect of age and aging on oral communication, counseling the
hearing impaired, strategies in selecting hearing aids, recommending
auditory training, speech reading, and manual communication.  Textbook:
Bess and Humes, "Audiology: The Fundamentals", and chapters in Zemlin,
1988. Requirements:  readings, observations, audiograms, 3 tests and a
final examination.  Required departmental course.