Areas of Study

Course Overview

Assessment of hearing in infants, toddlers, and difficult-to-assess individuals. Course topics include: development of auditory skills; review of normal motor, cognitive, language, and psycho-social development; abnormal development and genetics of childhood hearing loss; case history/interviewing; behavioral pure tone and speech audiometry including BOA, VRA, and CPA; diagnostic ectrophysiologic procedures, ABR and ASSR; identification audiometry including newborn hearing screening with ABR and OAE; and audiologic and parent counseling in pediatric clinical services. Ethnic and multicultural differences are immersed throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Open to HSLS majors only or permission of the instructor or department chair.

Credit: 3