cod. 1005701

Academic year 2015/16
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate (MED/50)
Scienze e tecniche audioprotesiche
Type of training activity
35 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
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Integrated course unit module: HEARING AIDS I

Learning objectives

The Bachelor of Technical Sciences Applied Medical is part of the integrated course I Hearing and aims to enable the student to know and understand the basic elements of pure tone threshold, liminal and supraliminal. The student must acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding in formulating a correct interpretation of audiology, or to classify the hearing loss and cochlear and retrocochlear differentiate them in integrating the responses.


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Course unit content

The course, practical, involves attendance at the Laboratory of the Department of Audio-vestibular Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, where students become familiar with all the most modern equipment for the study of auditory function, subjective and objective . The liminal tonal audiometry is the first part of the training, which is essential for the classification of hearing loss. The research methods of the auditory threshold, masking the contralateral ear and proof of Weber are an integral part of the audiometric test. The techniques of tonal audiometry supraliminal are essential for understanding the recruitment and auditory fatigue (Fowler, SISI, Luscher, Carhart). The second part is dall'Impedenzometria, technical objective, in his chapters of tympanometry, stapedial Riflessometria, study of tubal function.

Full programme

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Massimo del Bo, Fabio Giaccai, Giorgio Grisanti: MANUALE DI AUDIOLOGIA, Masson Italia Editori

Teaching methods

Practical lessons on the field. The student, with the supervision of a tutor and with the necessary prerequisites, familiarize yourself first with the audiological instrumentation in order to know and comprederne its functionality and purpose. Then performs personally, always flanked by the tutor, the diagnostic investigation, is audiometry impedenzometrica that, in a first step on the simplest cases. Gained sufficient autonomy executive, the student learns the ability to correctly classify the hearing loss; Furthermore, within the neurosensory deafness, integrating the audiometric data and impedenzometrici, is able to differentiate the cochlear from retrocochlear lesions.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. The student must demonstrate that they have learned the techniques of pure tone threshold and dell'impedenzometria. In the application of knowledge and compression methods should be able, in the face of a simulation instrumental to interpret with sufficient accuracy as proposed.

Other information

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