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Comm Sciences & Disorders: Introduction to Audiology

CSD 271 OL1 (CRN: 60070)

3 Credit Hours

About CSD 271 OL1

Survey of hearing and the nature and causes of hearing impairment. Includes an orientation to assessment procedures and rationales, hearing screening and counseling considerations. Prerequisites: CSD 101, CSD 199.


Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019; Prereqs: CSD 101; Instructor permission only; This section has registration restrictions; Must be enrolled in one of the following majors: CSD Grad Students, CSD (Comm Sciences & Disorders) UG, NDEG (Non Degree); Otherwise, the instructor may agree to issue an electronic override for you to register if you contact her

Section Description

This course will introduce the student to the field of audiology, hearing disorders, and audiometric diagnostic procedures. Theoretical and practical information necessary to develop a working understanding of audiological assessment will be provided. Upon successful completion of this course, all students will be able to: 1. Describe the acoustics of sound and its properties 2. Explain the function of the auditory system including its individual components 3. Describe the use of an audiometer and the standard behavioral test procedures 4. Describe the use of immittance equipment and the standard test procedures 5. Describe the use of an otoscope and summarize findings 6. Interpret audiometric data and formulate diagnoses 7. Describe a case history, summarize information in a report format, and make appropriate referrals 8. Identify various disorders of the auditory system 9. Plan and describe a hearing screening program

Section Expectation

Students will obtain course knowledge through asynchronous viewing of video lectures, required readings, non-graded practice, and graded assignments. Per University policy regarding work required for a three credit hour course, students should expect to spend approximately four hours per day (including weekends) on this course given its intensive nature over the four week period.


Online participation, activities and assignments, video observation report, and timed exams.




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