Communication Sciences and Disorders 512

COSD 512: Audiologic Rehabilitation 

Prerequisites: Admission to COSD graduate program or enrollment in the Teacher of Hearing Impaired certification program.

Credit Hours: (3)

This course will include an in-depth study of sensory devices and intervention approaches for children with hearing loss.


Detailed Description of Content of the Course

The major topics addressed in this course are as follows:

  • Characteristics of children with hearing loss and need for early intervention;
  • Family Needs and Counseling Support;
  • Communication Approaches and Modalities (including oral, manual, augmentative and alternative communication techniques and assistive technologies)
  • Hearing Aid Technology, Use, Care, & Troubleshooting;
  • Cochlear Implant Technology, Use, Care, & Troubleshooting;
  • Assistive Listening Devices for Children;
  • Educational Support for children with hearing loss;

Discussion of family needs and supports will emphasize the need for cultural awareness and sensitivity in a diverse client population.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course will consist of lecture, demonstration, discussion, and student presentations.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

The goals of this course are for students to:

1. identify and describe the characteristics of children with hearing loss
2. identify and describe family needs and supports
3. identify and describe communication options
4. identify and describe hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devices
5. identify and describe educational supports for children with hearing loss


Assessment Measures

Grading may be based upon in-class exams, student presentations, short term papers, and a final examination.


Other Information



Review and Approval

January 30, 2003 Course Title changed, prerequisite Raymond Linville, Chair