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Aural Rehabilitation (DES399)
39 hours (13 weeks).
June 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of the effects of hearing loss on communication; understand the acoustical, educational, and psychological foundations of aural rehabilitation; describe different methods and modes of communication that are appropriate for individuals with hearing loss; and describe the multi-disciplinary nature of aural rehabilitation, especially for children.
Major topics include: fundamentals of Audiology Review, hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, psychosocial impact of hearing loss, auditory visual information, auditory and speechreading training, communication breakdown and repair, counseling, auditory processing rehabilitation, aural rehabilitation considerations for adults and the elderly, aural rehabilitation, and considerations for children. Prerequisite: Introduction to Audiology (DES 300).
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation, Psychological impacts of hearing loss, or Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation (6/15).