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Comm Sciences & Disorders: Introduction to Audiology

CSD 271 OL1 (CRN: 60045)

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 23 - June 17, 2022 Prereqs: CSD 101; Instructor permission required; 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

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Section Description

This course will introduce the student to the profession of audiology, the nature of hearing and hearing disorders, and diagnostic procedures to assess the auditory system. Theoretical information and practical opportunities necessary to develop a working understanding of audiological assessment will be provided.

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 three to four hours per day (including weekends) on this course given its intensive nature over the four week period. 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 and objective test procedures 4. Interpret audiometric data and formulate diagnoses 5. Describe a case history, summarize information in a report format, and make appropriate referrals 6. Identify various disorders of the auditory system 7. Describe and plan a hearing screening program


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