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; and describe the multi-disciplinary nature of aural rehabilitation, especially for children.
Topics include 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).