Aural Rehabilitation (3) Methods for improving receptive skills of persons with hearing impairments; clinical observation and practice.
CSD 433 Aural Rehabilitation (3)
CSD 433, Aural Rehabilitation (AURAL REHAB), is a 3-credit course typically offered during Fall semester. The course is prerequisited by CSD 230, required for Communications Sciences and Disorders majors, and should be taken during the second, third or fourth year. Through lecture, reading, and active learning experiences, students will gain a basic understanding of the principles of aural rehabilitation for hearing impaired (HI) and deaf infants, children, and adults. Specifically, students will gain an understanding of: 1) hearing loss and hearing handicap in relation to speech understanding and communication, 2) the principles of amplification systems and assistive listening and alerting devices, 3) assessment of communication and communication strategies, 4) auditory training, 5) speech reading, 6) aural rehabilitation for adults, and 7) aural rehabilitation for infants/children. In addition, students will also acquire knowledge concerning the roles and work-sites of professionals working with HI and deaf individuals, and the impact of hearing loss and deafness on the individual, family, and society.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.