2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Mar 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS-150 Hearing Inst Fitting Methods


Credits: 3
Contact Hours: Lec 3 Lab 0 Practicum 0

An integral part of hearing health care is to determine how much amplification to provide for clients with specific amounts and types of hearing loss, and how to verify that these goals have indeed been achieved.  The hearing aid recommendation process is specifically addressed in this course. This course discusses the historical development of hearing aid fitting methods leading up to the most commonly used fitting methods used today.  Discussion includes objective means of Real Ear or Probe Tube Measures whereby to assess how much amplification is being provided, and to verify that the fitting is optimal for the client.  Successful completion of this course relies heavily on absorbing concepts; course delivery consists of classroom lectures. This course is intended to complement the laboratory oriented course on Real Ear Measures (HIS 250)