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DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY (AUD)
 
AUD 612 Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism 3 cr
Study of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the anatomy and physiology of the outer, middle, inner ear, including the vestibular system, and the central auditory nervous system.
 
AUD 613 Psychoacoustics 3 cr
Study of the principles, procedures and research involved in the field of psychoacoustics and of the relationships between the physical dimensions of auditory stimuli and the resultant perceptual experience; as well as the relationships among psychoacoustic testing and both auditory physiology and the audiologic evaluation process. Participation in laboratory assignments will be required.
 
AUD 614 Instrumentation and Acoustics 2 cr
Study of basic electricity, acoustics and measurement of sound properties, wave analysis, transducers, measuring and calibration systems, speech processing systems, and system interaction and integration.
 
AUD 615 Speech and Language Science 3 cr
Study of the acoustical, perceptual, physiological aspects of speech; as well as the phenomena of communication and language development. These are discussed as they relate to the field of audiology.
 
AUD 616 Research Design and Statistics for the Hearing
Sciences
3 cr
Research designs utilized in the hearing sciences; elements of research proposals and studies; how to critique a research study; how to conduct a literature review; APA format; students will be required to write précis of research articles and write a research proposal. Elements of modern statistics including sets and functions, probability theory, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance models, correlation, regression, distribution-free statistics, SPSS, multivariate statistical techniques including multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance, discrimination, canonical and factor analysis.
 
AUD 621 Professional Issues 1 cr
This course will address a variety of professional issues such as organizations, societies, and their histories; codes of ethics; scopes of practice; credentialing and licensure; the development of the Au.D.; guidelines and position statements generated by ASHA, AAA, ADA, and AVI; standards, and best practices; methods and models of service delivery; and infection control.
 
AUD 622 Medical Audiology 3 cr
This course will address acquired and congenital diseases and disorders of the outer, middle, and inner ear (including the vestibular system) and the central auditory nervous system (including auditory neuropathy and tinnitus) occurring across the lifespan; imaging techniques; non-audiologic medical and surgical interventions for these conditions; and cerumen management techniques, including a cerumen management practical experience.
 
AUD 623 Pharmacology in Audiology 3 cr
This course will provide the basic science background necessary to understand the effects of medications on the auditory and balance systems. This course will also address drug treatment strategies for hearing loss and balance disorders. Topics will include mechanisms of drug actions, side effects, how age and disease affect these mechanisms, and specific effects of certain drugs on the hearing and balance system.
 
AUD 630 Electroacoustic Characteristics of Amplification
Systems
3 cr
This class will address styles and types of earmolds, hearing aids, and assistive listening devices; basic electronics, components of amplification systems and their electroacoustic properties and functioning; use of ANSI standards; earmold impressions; physical, acoustic, and electroacoustic modifications of earmolds and amplification systems.
 
AUD 631 Selection and Fitting of Amplification Systems 3 cr
This class will address the principles of selection and fitting amplification systems, including hearing aids and assistive listening devices; subjective and objective audiologic assessments used to determine need for, select, and fit appropriate amplification systems for patients of all ages; and techniques used to select and fit amplification systems. Special Fee.
 
AUD 632 Hearing Aid Laboratory 2 cr
This class will address the principles of verification and validation; tools used to verify appropriate fitting of amplification systems (such as real-ear probe-mic equipment) and techniques used to validate fitting (such as software packages, and subjective and objective audiologic measures); cochlear implant re-mapping.
 
AUD 633 Advanced Sensory Aids 3 cr
This course will address advanced technologies for individuals with hearing-impairment such as cochlear and brainstem implants, vibrotactile aids, and implantable devices, as well as the selection and fitting of these technologies.
 
AUD 640 Basic Audiologic Assessment 3 cr
This course will address the principles of cross-check, the test battery approach, differential diagnosis, relevant test equipment, instruments, and transducers, administration and interpretation of the pure-tone testing, clinical masking, case history, otoscopy, and tuning-fork tests, speech audiometry; tests for pseudo-hypoacusis, ototoxicity, site-of-lesion testing and historical assessments; and informal assessment procedures.
 
AUD 641 Immittance and Otoacoustic Emission Measures 3 cr
This course will address administration and interpretation of acoustic immittance and otoacoustic emission measures across the life span. Topics will address standard and multifrequency tympanometry, acoustic reflex testing, and eustachian tube function testing; spontaneous, transient, and distortion product OAE measurement; and the influence of intrinsic and extrinsic variables, including cochlear and retro-cochlear pathology on outcomes and differential diagnosis.
 
AUD 642 Pediatric Audiology 3 cr
The course will address issues associated with providing audiologic services to pediatric and developmentally delayed populations. Issues will include gestational development, test administration and interpretation; genetic transmission of hearing loss, risk factors for hearing loss; principles of screening and the development and construction of a screening program; universal newborn hearing screening and early hearing detection and intervention programs.
 
AUD 643 Audiology and Aging 3 cr
This course will address the issues associated with providing audiologic services to older adults. Issues will include effects of aging on anatomy, physiology, and function, and test administration and interpretation issues specific to older adults.
 
AUD 645 Evoked Potential Measures 3 cr
This course will address instrumentation (transducers and electrode types); application and interpretation of evoked potential (EP) measures including ENOG, ECochG, ABR, middle and late potentials, across the lifespan; sedation protocols; assessment protocols associated with different EP measures and the populations to which they are applied; population norms; intrinsic and extrinsic variables affecting EP results; differential diagnosis of auditory neuropathy; troubleshooting.
 
AUD 646 Pediatric Audiologic Habilitation 3 cr
This class will address the speech and language of the hearing impaired, philosophies and methods of teaching speech and language to children with hearing impairment that utilize manual and/or oral components including American Sign Language, Signing Essential English I and II, Cued Speech, and Total Communication, and Auditory-Verbal therapy.
 
AUD 647 Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation 3 cr
This class will address the implications of hearing loss in adulthood including the educational, vocational, social and legislative concerns of adults with hearing loss; hearing aid orientation approaches; and assessment tools and intervention techniques used in order to maximize communication skills.
 
AUD 648 Counseling the Hearing Impaired and Their Families 3 cr
This class will address various theories, principles and techniques associated with the social and psychological aspects of disability as well as issues specific to and techniques used when counseling patients with hearing loss and their families.
 
AUD 650 Vestibular Assessment and Treatment 3 cr
This class will address assessment approaches utilized in the diagnosis of vestibular disorders (such as ENG) and procedures used in the management of these disorders (such as vestibular rehabilitation techniques).
 
AUD 651 Assessment and Treatment of Auditory Processing Disorders 3 cr
This course will address the development, assessment and interpretation of an auditory processing screening protocol and test battery across the lifespan, as well as intervention approaches.
 
AUD 652 Educational Audiology 2 cr
This course will address the delivery of audiology services to a school-based population. Issues to be addressed will include the development, management and utilization of hearing and middle ear system screening programs, classroom acoustics, selection and fitting of classroom-based amplification, and federal law associated with children with special needs.
 
AUD 653 Industrial and Forensic Audiology 3 cr
This class will address OSHA regulations and documentation, synergistic effects of noise exposure, sound measurement in the field, use of dosimeters, development and implementation of a hearing conservation program, hearing protection options, their fitting and evaluation, and forensic audiology.
 
AUD 654 Tinnitus and Hyperacusis 2 cr
This class will address assessment and intervention approaches used in the management of tinnitus and hyperacusis.
 
AUD 655 Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists 3 cr
This class will address specific topics in speech-language pathology relevant for audiology majors.
 
AUD 661 Development and Management of Audiology Practices 3 cr
This course will address issues associated with audiology practice management including techniques involved in developing a mission statement and a business plan; working with an accountant; determining type, location, and name of practice; regulation, licensure, and hiring a legal advisor; equipment and service delivery decisions; establishing accounts with suppliers, paying bills and budgeting; third-party reimbursement, Medicaid, and Medicare; hiring and supervision; demographics and marketing; use of outcome data; and professional writing.
 
AUD 670 Clinical Practicum I 1 or 2 cr
Students will observe clinical activities as well as obtain experience with basic audiologic techniques on non-clinic populations in the USA Speech & Hearing Center while under direct supervision. Special Fee.
 
AUD 671 Clinical Practicum II 3 cr
Students will obtain experience administering a number of audiologic assessment and intervention techniques to clinic populations in the USA Speech and Hearing Center and external practicum sites while under direct supervision. Special Fee.
 
AUD 672 Clinical Practicum III 1 cr
Opportunity for students to obtain additional supervised clinical experience prior to starting full-time externship. Special Fee.
 
AUD 673 Supervision in Audiology 2 cr
This course includes a description of supervision and supervisors, the development of supervisory behaviors, components of the supervisory process, models for the assessment of supervisees, analyzing the supervisory process, supervision across settings, supervision of non-audiology personnel, and accountability.
 
AUD 674 Special Projects in Audiology 3 cr
Student will be required to develop a variety of projects during their academic training some of which will be further developed and completed during this course.
 
AUD 675 Special Topics in Audiology 1 cr
Students will identify cases or service delivery issues of clinical or professional interest and present these cases or issues to fellow students, clinical supervisors, and faculty via a chat room in a grand rounds format.
 
AUD 676 Externship 3 to 11 cr
Off-campus opportunity to obtain clinical experience in a full-time setting.
 
 

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