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Courses - Summer 2024
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
Open Seats as of
07/22/2024 at 01:30 PM
HESP649B
Clinical Practice in Audiology - Aural Rehabilitation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HESP649A.
A clinical practicum course with individualized instruction, which focuses on the skills necessary to provide intervention and counseling for a wide range of disorders of the auditory system in patients of varying ages and cultural backgrounds. Each student will be various activities across three semesters (Spring YR2, Summer YR2, and Fall YR3). Students may work individually or in pairs to provide hearing loss intervention, auditory training, hearing loss prevention education, and communication strategy training. The student is expected to prepare for each session with a complete clinical plan, educational materials, and counseling strategies. Students must meet with the Audiologist prior to the aural rehabilitation (AR) session to discuss the plan of care. During the visit, the student will perform hearing loss handicap assessments, lead counseling sessions regarding rehabilitative options, make modifications to existing treatment plans/hearing aids, and educate the patient about their hearing. Following the visit, the student will document the encounter according to clinical protocol and ethical standards using the electronic medical records system. All patient-related information will be handled within a secure computer environment which meets HIPAA regulations for protected health information.