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AUD 612 Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism 4 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 3 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 616 Research Design and Statistics for the Hearing
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 2 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, and the central auditory nervous system, occurring across the lifespan; imaging techniques and non-audiologic medical and surgical interventions for these conditions; and cerumen management techniques.
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
3 cr
This class will address styles and types of ear molds, hearing aids, and assistive listening devices; 1)components common to all amplification systems as well as optional features (such as directional microphones, volume controls, telecoils, etc) and their electroacoustic properties and functioning; use of ANSI standards; 2) physical, acoustic, and electroacoustic modifications of ear molds and amplification systems.
AUD 631 Selection, Fitting, and Verification of Amplification Systems 3 cr
This class will address the principles of selection, fitting, and verification of 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. The course will also address subjective and objective verification procedures, specifically addressing the importance of including Real-Ear Measures and subjective self-assessment measures in the amplification process. 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 anatomic generators, instrumentation, stimulus and acquisition parameters, measurement protocols, analysis and interpretation, and applications of electrophysiological measures including ECoG, ABR, ASSR, and AMLR, across the lifespan; sedation protocols; and effect of intrinsic and extrinsic variables.
AUD 647 Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation 3 cr
This course will address the implications of hearing loss in adulthood including the educational, vocational, social, and legislative concerns of adults with hearing loss; assessment tools and intervention techniques used to maximize communication skills, including communication strategy training, speech reading, and group therapy approaches.
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 649 Pediatric Audiologic Habilitation & Educational Audiology 3 cr
This course will address the speech, language, and communication of children with hearing impairment. Manual and oral modes of communication will be discussed, including American Sign Language, SEE1 and SEE2, cued speech, total communication and auditory-verbal therapy. Other 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 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 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 656 Vestibular Assessment 4 cr
This course will include a discussion of the peripheraland central anatomy and physiology of the balance system and the test measures used to assess the function of this complex system. Topics will include case history and screening measures, as well as test protocols and analysis of results onelectronystagmography/
videonystagmography, rotational testing, posturography, and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials.
AUD 657 Management of Vestibular Disorders 2 cr
This course will focus on peripheral and central disorders of the vestibular system and the interpretation of results on diagnostic tests in disordered patients. Pharmacological and surgical treatments of dizziness will be discussed, as well as rehabilitative techniques to manage the vestibular pathology.
AUD 658 Advanced Neuro-Physiological Measures 3 cr
This course will address advanced electrophysiological techniques, including ENOG, ALR, ERPs (i.e. P300, etc), and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and PET) with an emphasis on auditory and cognitive processing, across the lifespan; source localization techniques; instrumentation, stimulus and acquisition parameters; measurement procedures; analysis and interpretation.
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
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 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 6 cr
Off-campus opportunity to obtain clinical experience in a full-time setting.

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