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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Aural Rehabilitation (DES399)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

June 2015 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the effects of hearing loss on communication; explain and give original examples of the acoustical, educational, and psychological foundations of aural rehabilitation so as to be able to apply them appropriately in a clinical setting; summarize the  different methods and modes of effective counseling in the clinician-patient relationship so as to be able to choose and use an effective method for successful outcomes in a clinic setting; describe, compare and contrast the current amplification and assistive device technology so as to be able to select and recommend them appropriately in a clinical setting; describe the multi-disciplinary nature of aural rehabilitation, especially for children. 


Topics covered are:  options available for managing adults and children who are hard of hearing with emphasis on:  psychosocial issues, counseling, amplification options and technology, intervention and communication strategies.  Prerequisite: Introduction to Audiology (DES 300). 

Credit recommendation: 

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) (3/21 revalidation).