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Sandra Kušķe

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Under Review
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:19.02.2018
Study Course Information
Course Code:REK_114LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:7.00ECTS:10.50
Branch of Science:MedicineTarget Audience:Medical Services
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Sandra Kušķe
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Rehabilitation
The Head of Structural Unit:Anita Vētra
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, rkatrsu[pnkts]lv, rkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 20271291
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)3Lecture Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (number)7Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes28
Total Contact Hours40
Lectures (number)4Lecture Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)11Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes44
Total Contact Hours60
Lectures (number)4Lecture Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (number)7Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes28
Total Contact Hours40
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Physics and biology at school level, anatomy and physiology of the RSU level.
To acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the auditory function, the development of children age period. To acquire knowledge of the human perception of sound, the relationship between the physical properties of sound and the feeling.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
15Phonological skills development in childhoodLectures1.00auditorium
16Genetic hearing impairmentLectures1.00auditorium
17The auditor skills development inchildhoodLectures1.00auditorium
18Obtain Hearing risk factors: prenatal, perinatal, postnatal periodLectures1.00auditorium
19Hearing threshold, its parameters, limits range. Languages banana. Music field.Lectures2.00auditorium
20Language sound, the acoustic performanceLectures1.00auditorium
21Sound physical characteristics and the reflectionLectures1.00auditorium
22Hearing organ anatomy and physiology, their role in triggering the appropriate hearing impairmentLectures2.00auditorium
23Hearing function and its parametersLectures1.00auditorium
24Types of Hearing disorders: sensorineural; conductivity; mixed; exchange.Lectures3.00auditorium
2514.Hearing disturbance compensator devices: hearing aids, their typesLectures1.00auditorium
26Hearing disturbance compensator devices: cochlear implants; listening equipment (FM, induction loops, lights)Lectures2.00auditorium
27Hearing test methods: subjectiveLectures1.00auditorium
28Hearing test methods: objective (electrophysiological)Lectures2.00auditorium
29Communication, its reflection of hearing disorders.Classes2.00auditorium
30Subjective hearing testClasses1.00auditorium
31Types of hearing disorders (diseases to which meets): sensorineural; conductivity; mixed; centralClasses6.00auditorium
32Hearing disorder types and specificationsClasses2.00auditorium
33Hearing disturbance compensator devices: hearing aids (their types)Classes2.00auditorium
34Hearing disturbance compensator devices: hearing aids (their types); Individual ear plugs; cochlear implants; listening equipment (FM, induction loops, lights)Classes4.00auditorium
35Hearing test methods: subjectiveClasses2.00auditorium
36Hearing test methods: objective (electrophysiological)Classes3.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Risk factors of importance in the development of hearing impairment. Hearing investigative techniques for children and adult. Hearing ways of adjustment options: medical, technical. Hearing compensator devices - hearing aids: analog, digitally controlled, fully digital; be inserted into the bone, middle ear operatively insertable. Cochlear implants: indications, success, programming parameters, teaching tactics. Listening equipment: FM, induction loops, lights. Hearing rehabilitation. Types of pedagogical training for children with hearing impairments. Adult Audiology. By age groups related hearing problems. Diseases that cause hearing damage. Human auditory field, it limits auditory threshold, pain threshold. Sound stimulus resolution: resolution threshold of sound (segregation, integration). Sound source localization, the development of the children's age. Frequency scale and intensity scale, the reflection of an audiogram. Hearing compensator devices - hearing aids.
Assessment Criteria:
One practical example, two theoretical questions, score – in a 10-grade system
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Knowledge is obtained about the hearing, its features, fault types, grades. Hearing diagnostic methods. Hearing adjustment with appropriate technical hearing tabs. Pedagogical methods. Are obtained knowledge of the human perception of sound, feeling and hearing field borders. Psychoacoustic assessment methods. Hearing diagnostic methods.
Skills:During the study course the students will be able to determine the types of hearing impairment, hearing impairment degree, hearing diagnostic investigation methods, interpretation, will be able to choose the hearing of technical equipment in accordance with a hearing impairment and its degree. Appropriate pedagogical methods and tactics application; analyze and evaluate the results of audiometry data, to explain their impact on the child's hearing and language development, to make predictions.
Competencies:To assess the results of the hearing, the effectiveness of technologies to assess the patient's progress to determine the therapeutic tactics. To evaluate the obtained results of hearing tests. Audiometry interpretation of results.
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3Stach BA (1998) Clinical Audiology. An Introduction. Singular Publishing Group Inc, London.
4Brian C.J. Moore. An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing. 5th ed. Academic Press. 2003.
5Moore B.C.J. Cochlear. Hearing Loss. Whurr Publishers, 1998.
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3Brian C.J. Moore. An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing. 5th ed. Academic Press. 2003. 3-9; 300-307.
4Brian C.J. Moore. Cochlear Hearing Loss. Whurr Publishers, 1998. 150-165; 225-227.
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6Clark G. Cochlear Implants. Fundamentals & Applications. Springer. 2003., 1-11; 381-402; 397-405; 707-727.
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