Areas of Study

Course Overview

Study of basic physical properties of sound, including decibel notation, wave propagation, resonance, filtering, and the analysis of simple and complex signals. The course also includes study of the principles, procedures, and research involved in the field of psychoacoustics, including the relationships between the physical dimensions of sound and perceptual experience, as well as the relationships between psychoacoustic testing and both auditory physiology and the audiological evaluation process. This course also begins to connect these aspects of sound with acoustic phonetics, discussing changes in hearing acuity and how speech perception is altered. Using the foundation of the physical aspects of sound and psychoacoustics, this course discusses how hearing loss shapes auditory perception.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.
Co-Requisite: HSL 817

Credit: 3