APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNICAL SCIENCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The goal is to teach all the audiometric methods (semi-objective and objective) to assess an auditory threshold subjective or objective in non-collaborating patients, in this specific case child between 0-6 years of age. The purpose is to obtain the most accurate auditory threshold possible to achieve a child audiologic diagnosis at an early stage. To do so frontal lessons will be taken, furthermore the students will take an on-field traineeship in the Child Audiometry and Pediatric Intensive Care departments.
Course contents summary
CHILD AUDIOMETRY AND AUDIOMETRIC TECHNIQUES Stages in hearing maturation and development of communication and language.Semi-objective audiometric methods: audiometric tests based on involuntary reactions (behavioral reactions), orientation reflex (Boel Test, Gog and Magog), conditioned instrumental reflexes (VRA and CPA)Objective audiometric methods applied to child audiometry: Impedanceometry, advantages and limitations of the method of execution Acoustic otoemissions, advantages and limitations of the method of execution Potential coming from the brain stem, advantages and limitation of the method of executionUniversal neonatal hearing screening: protocol
Frontal lessons traineeship
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral or written examination