HEARING AIDS III
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Pathophysiology and audiological semiotics of the central auditory system lesions. Audio-prosthetic methods for measuring the electroacoustic characteristics of the hearing aid and the functional gain in the patient.
The student must have sat the examinations of the Integrated Course of Audio Prosthesis Techniques I and Audio Prosthesis Techniques II.
Course contents summary
Hearing capacity – Auditory perception – Perceptual skills.
The perception of the word.
Concepts of acoustic and perceptual phonetics.
Impairment – Disability – Auditory handicap.
Verbal retention, discrimination, identification, recognition and comprehension.
Language acquisition and the consequences of the lack of acoustic information in the child.
Pre- and post-lingual deafness: early diagnosis.
Instrumental diagnosis in communication diseases.
How to train the hearing.
Prosthetic and rehabilitative intervention in deafness.
The Cochlear Implant.
Logopedic rehabilitation in pediatric deafness.
Logopedic rehabilitation in adult deafness and presbyacusis.
Acoustic training – Rehabilitation of comprehension and verbal production.
Phonation and word articulation re-training.
Morphological restructuring – Sentence syntax.
Clinics and diagnostics of peripheral vestibular disorders:
- Menière’s Disease;
- vestibular neuronitis;
- vertigo in diseases of the central nervous system;
- vertigo in the elderly;
- &n bsp; rehabilitation therapy.
- hearing aid fitting.
- electroacoustic measurements in the acoustic coupler and in vivo.
Analysis of the main measuring instruments used in audiometry: principles of operation, technical features and block diagrams.
Measurement of evoked potentials (ABR)
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