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CSCD3094: Audiology 2

In this unit students will apply their audiological knowledge to assess hearing solutions and (re)habilitation services to meet the needs of those with hearing loss, across the lifespan. Through guided engagement with individuals affected by hearing difficulties students will identify clients’ communication needs, relevant intervention options and develop aural rehabilitation programs. This unit will promote an understanding of public hearing health and clinical pathways for people with hearing loss, from identification and appropriate referrals, to technological and communication options. Students will complete an interdisciplinary experience to understand the role of audiology in healthcare.

Code CSCD3094
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
BIOS2166 and CSCD2071
Assumed knowledge:
Audiological assessments, anatomy and physiology of the ear

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify the implications of a hearing loss, taking into consideration the cause, type and degree of hearing loss.
  • LO2. Describe in writing and orally the reported case history, hearing difficulties, and the hearing and communication needs of an individual with hearing loss.
  • LO3. Describe in writing a suitable intervention plan for an individual client including most suitable communication strategies and hearing technologies.
  • LO4. Use online technologies and communication strategies to interview a person with experience living with hearing loss, and a hearing healthcare professional.
  • LO5. Demonstrate an ability to accurately understand the impact of hearing loss across a lifetime for people with hearing loss and discuss ethical and evidence-based intervention options for this population.
  • LO6. Integrate the viewpoints from different professionals involved in the assessment and management of clients, formulate service and management plans accordingly, including appropriate referrals as needed.

Unit outlines

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