Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Aural Rehabilitation (DES399)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
June 2015 - Present.
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).
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).