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CAUD8010 – Advanced Hearing Devices

2020 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
John Newall
Margaret Wood
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(CAUD805 or CAUD8005) and (CAUD806 or CAUD8006) and (CAUD807 or CAUD8007)
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit aims to equip students with a deep understanding of and the ability to evaluate the applications of hearing aids, implantable devices, and assistive listening systems. The unit develops students' understanding of the mechanisms by which hearing devices meet the needs of hearing impaired people and the evidence for the effectiveness of a variety of technologies. In a wider sense this unit aims to equip students with the skills and information needed to evaluate existing and emerging hearing device technologies to provide evidence-based treatment.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO2: Examine and appraise signal processing; its importance in regulating the advanced features of hearing devices and its strengths and limitations
  • ULO1: Extend basic knowledge acquired in CAUD805 to a more in-depth understanding of the complex technological features of modern hearing devices.
  • ULO3: Debate and critically evaluate the clinical benefits/efficacy of hearing device technology
  • ULO4: Translate theoretical knowledge to technical skills, and practical aspects of hearing device selection and fitting.
  • ULO5: Implement knowledge and skills to facilitate clinical practice including; fitting, verifying, measuring the outcomes and evaluating future technologies of hearing devices

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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Technology

Work will require basic general computer skills. Some knowledge of Audiology specific technology such as audiometers, real-ear fitting hardware and software is assumed (CAUD805 is a pre-requisite and should furnish the requisite skills). No additional technology is required.

Information

iLearn will predominanlty be used for communication, provision of lecture materials and discussion.

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Results

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Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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