Hearing Science

HEA60002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Hawthorn (Multi modal)


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours


Admission to GC-TAUD Graduate Certificate of Teleaudiology

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the field of digital health that uses electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support remote and distance clinical hearing health care. This unit will provide students with an understanding of core hearing and speech sciences, including anatomy and physiology of hearing and listening, and the presentation of pathologies that disrupt normal processes and communication. It will also cover the core science behind hearing amplification, and the implications in different types of hearing disorders. The unit will also provide an understanding of the demographics of hearing loss and the downstream consequences of untreated hearing loss.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the anatomy related to the physiology of hearing
2. Analyse the aetiology of hearing impairment
3. Evaluate the primary testing methods used in audiology and correctly interpret an audiogram and speech perception test
4. Review the role of speech perception in the evaluation and intervention of hearing impairment
5. Compare and contrast current research on hearing impairment and cognition

Courses with unit

GC-TAUD Graduate Certificate of Teleaudiology