Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program (HIDP)

  • HIDP 1101 
    The Auditory Mechanism

    3  credit hours

    The Auditory Mechanism is an introduction to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and embryology, and development of the auditory and vestibular systems. Normal aspects of auditory physiology and behavior over the lifespan will be addressed. (3 lecture hours)

  • HIDP 1102 
    Acoustics and Hearing Science

    3  credit hours

    Acoustics and Hearing Science will provide an overview of the basic properties of sound. Topics will also include the structures and functions of the auditory mechanism and their involvement in a wide range of the auditory perceptual phenomena, and how disorders with these components may lead to impaired auditory function. Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1101 or concurrent enrollment in Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1101 or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • HIDP 1103 
    Intro to Audiology & Clinical Audiometry

    4  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to audiology and clinical audiometry. Auditory function and the basic principles of audiological assessment across the lifespan will be covered. Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required. Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (4 lecture hours)

  • HIDP 1104 
    Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

    3  credit hours

    Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan is an introduction to interventions aimed at minimizing the communication difficulties associated with hearing loss in people of all ages. Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensatory 1103 or concurrent enrollment in Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1103 or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • HIDP 2101 
    Hearing Aids

    4  credit hours

    This introduction to Hearing-Aid (HA) applications will include HA components, system, electroacoustic evaluation, and methods of prescribing HA gains to a person with a specified hearing loss. Basic and advanced HA signal processing will also be covered. Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 1104 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (4 lecture hours)

  • HIDP 2102 
    Professional Issues

    3  credit hours

    Professional Issues and the Hearing Instrument Specialist addresses a wide variety of issues pertinent to the professional life of the Hearing Instrument Specialist. Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 2101 or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 2101 or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • HIDP 2112 
    Clinical Practicum

    2  credit hours

    Students will obtain supervised clinical experience in a hearing instrument dispensing clinic. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 2101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Hearing Instrument Dispensary Program 2102 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

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