Audiology: techniques of audiological investigation

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The basis for the audiometric evaluation of the patient is outlined.
Expected learning outcomes
Acquisition of:
- basic notions of acoustic physics and physiology of the auditory system
- classification of hearing loss
- hearing disability
- investigation tools in audiological diagnostics
- transmissive hypoacusis, hypoacusias due to cochlear lesions, mixed hypoacusis, hypoacusis due to alteration of the auditory nerve and central auditory pathways
- distortions The recruitment phenomenon
- instrumental and clinical pictures of the main pathologies of audiological interest
- principles of treatment of hearing loss based on injury
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
· Elements of anatomy-physiology of the ear
· Psychoacoustics
· Tonal audiometry, masking, deafness classification, tonal audiometric curves
· Supraliminal tonal audiometry
· Vocal audiometry
· impedance analysis
· Otoacoustic Emissions
· Auditory evoked potentials (Electrococleography, ABR, MLR, SVR, cognitive potentials)
· Auditory screening
· Behavioral audiometry
· Disturbances of auditory processing
· Prosthetic audiometry
Prerequisites for admission
No preliminary background knowledge is required
Teaching methods
Lectures supported by powerpoint presentations.
Teaching Resources
L. Pignataro, A. Cesarani, G. Felisati, A. Schindler: Trattato di Otorinolaringoiatria ed Audiologia. EdiSES 2012
· A. Cesarani: Audiometria Pratica. Casi clinici. Omega Edizioni 2012
· U. Ambrosetti, F. Di Berardino, L Del Bo: Audiologia Protesica. Ed.Minerva Medica. 2014
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam, open questions. The results will be communicated to students by email.
MED/32 - AUDIOLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 40 hours
Monday 12.00-13.00
Via Pace 9 - Audiologia