Audiology 320

Module code ODL 320
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

*Closed – requires departmental selection
Theory of pedo-audiology: identification, diagnosis and intervention. Early identification programmes in terms of the rationale, procedures and protocols, quality standards and benchmarks. Diagnostic test procedures according to developmental ages, including application of electrophysiological procedures for auditory functioning, behavioural observation, visual reinforcement and conditioned play audiometry. Principles of early intervention and paediatric amplification. Conveying the diagnosis of hearing loss and counselling. Stages of paediatric hearing aid fittings: prescription and selection of amplification, verification, orientation and training, validation and follow-up. Challenges of paediatric hearing aid fittings.

Module credits 14.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites ODL 210, 220, 281
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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