Topics will include:
-The auditory system, including the development and anatomy of the ear, physiology of hearing, and functions of the auditory system;
-Disorders of the auditory system; common pathologies of the outer, middle, and inner ear, and central auditory nervous system; and
-Defining and classifying hearing loss;
-Understanding the audiogram;
-The effects of hearing loss on speech and language; and
-Educational audiology in context.
-The Principles of audiological assessment for infants and children;
-Behavioural hearing testing and protocols;
-Overview of physiologic hearing testing and protocols; and
-Understanding and interpreting audiological assessments/reports, and referral procedures.
Hearing screening across the paediatric population including universal newborn hearing screening.
Hearing technology and strategies to facilitate access:
-Overview of amplification technology including hearing aids, implantable devices, FM systems and assistive listening devices;
-Environmental acoustics: background noise, reverberation and distance;
-Assessing and modifying the learning environment and curriculum to facilitate student access;
-Integrating and facilitating assistive and alternate technologies into classroom practice and individualised educational plans and programs;
-Performing and supporting the maintenance/minor repairs of technological equipment; and
-The role of government and non-government agencies in facilitating treatment and support.