Hearing impairment, deafness and audiology

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Course Code: 
SLT 3102
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 


  • By the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the principles and practice of clinical audiology

·         Students should be able to identify some of the causes of hearing impairment / deafness·         Students should have knowledge of the assessment, management and rehabilitation strategies for working with people with a hearing impairment / deafness·         Students will show awareness of the implications of hearing impairment  / deafness for an individual, their family and the communityContent:

  • Introduction to basic terminology, frequency and intensity, normal hearing curves, hearing thresholds
  • Introduction to psychoacoustics (perception of sound, loudness, pitch, frequency etc)
  • Structure and function of the ear
  • Disorders of hearing in Uganda
  • Causes and progress of hearing impairments
  • Subjective and Objective tests of hearing/auditory function for children and adults
  • Interpretation of audiological assessment data and the implications
  • Assessment and management strategies with an individual with hearing impairment
  • Psychology and sociology of hearing impairment
  • Basic fitting, maintenance and trouble shooting for hearing aids
  • Role of the audiologist and attendance at audiology clinic
  • Sensitization, networking and collaboration e.g. UNAD, PADECA, MSD, USDC, NUDIPU


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