APPLIED TECHNICAL-MEDICAL SCIENCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Bachelor of Technical Sciences Applied Medical is part of the integrated course I Hearing and aims to enable the student to know and understand the basic elements of pure tone threshold, liminal and supraliminal. The student must acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding in formulating a correct interpretation of audiology, or to classify the hearing loss and cochlear and retrocochlear differentiate them in integrating the responses.
Course contents summary
The course, practical, involves attendance at the Laboratory of the Department of Audio-vestibular University of Parma, where students become familiar with all the most modern equipment for the study of auditory function subjective . The liminal tonal audiometry is the first part of the training, which is essential for the classification of hearing loss. The research methods of the auditory threshold, masking the contralateral ear and proof of Weber are an integral part of the audiometric test. The techniques of tonal audiometry supraliminal are essential for understanding the recruitment and auditory fatigue (Fowler, SISI, Luscher, Carhart).
Massimo del Bo, Fabio Giaccai, Giorgio Grisanti: MANUALE DI AUDIOLOGIA, Masson Italia Editori
Jack Katz : TRATTATO DI AUDIOLOGIA CLINICA , Editore Piccin
Practical lessons on the field. The student, with the supervision of a tutor and with the necessary prerequisites, familiarize yourself first with the audiological instrumentation in order to know and comprederne its functionality and purpose. Gained sufficient autonomy executive, the student learns the ability to correctly classify the hearing loss; Furthermore, within the neurosensory deafness, the student is able to differentiate the cochlear from retrocochlear lesions.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. The student must demonstrate that they have learned the techniques of pure tone threshold In the application of knowledge and compression methods should be able, in the face of a simulation instrumental to interpret with sufficient accuracy as proposed.