13D031TA - technical audiology

Course specification
Course title technical audiology
Acronym 13D031TA
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Telecommunications
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
    Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
      Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
        ESPB 9.0 Status elective
        Condition none
        The goal Introduction to principles behind hearing, hearing disorders, diagnostic methods, hearing conservation, hearing aids and speech intelligibility. Providing concepts of measuring auditory perception and function. Training in fundamental measurement methods in audiology.
        The outcome Acquiring knowledge of the elements of technical audiology, hearing, hearing disorders and diagnostic methods. Acquiring skills and experience of applying measurement methods used in audiology and hearing research.
        Contents of lectures Hearing (anatomy and physiology of human ear). Transmission of sound through the ear. Sound perception (auditory system properties, concepts of hearing thresholds, loudness, loudness level and masking). Hearing impairments and their perceptual consequences. Instruments and devices applied for measurements in audiology. Audiometric test rooms. Methods for measuring auditory perception and function (audiometric measurements - tests of hearing sensitivity, pure tone audiometry, impedance audiometry, speech audiometry). Auditory brain stem (ABR) response. Otoacoustic emissions. Hearing aids. Hearing aids fitting. Measurements of linear and non-linear hearing aids. Hearing conservation and hearing protectors. Speech and speech intelligibility. Measurement and calculation of speech intelligibility (AI, SII, STI). Evaluation and interpretation of the audiology measurement results. Auditory models and their applications.
        Contents of exercises Practical work is related to experiments on sound transmission through the ear, measurements of acoustical properties of the ear, calibration of audiometric equipment and measurements of auditory perception.
        1. Peter Haughton, Acoustics for audiologists, Brill Academic Pub, 2002.
        2. Aage R. Moller, Hearing, anatomy physiology, and disorders of the auditory system, Academic Press, 2006.
        3. Ray D. Kent, Charles Read, Acoustic analysis of speech (2nd edition), Singular, 2001.
        4. Jens Blauert, Communication acoustics, Springer, 2005.
        5. Schuyler R. Quackenbush, Thomas Pinkney Barnwell, Mark A. Clements, Objective measures of speech quality, Prentice Hall, 1988
        Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
        Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
        Methods of teaching Lectures, mentor work, practical work (experiments), project realization.
        Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
        Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
        Activites during lectures Test paper
        Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 50
        Seminars 20