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13D031TA - technical audiology

Course specification
Course title technical audiology
Acronym 13D031TA
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module
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
      Contents of lectures Hearing (anatomy and physiology of human ear). Sound perception. Hearing impairments and their perceptual consequences. Instruments and devices applied for measurements in audiology. Methods for measuring auditory perception and function. Auditory brain stem (ABR) response. Otoacoustic emissions. Hearing aids. Hearing aids fitting. Measurement and calculation of speech intelligibility.
      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.
      Literature
      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
      6
      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
      Projects
      Colloquia
      Seminars 20