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Week One Notes

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Week One Notes SPAA 343

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Notes for the first week of class
Introduction to Audiology
Mr. Gregory Newman
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Chelsea Notetaker on Saturday January 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SPAA 343 at Ball State University taught by Mr. Gregory Newman in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 38 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Audiology in Linguistics and Speech Pathology at Ball State University.


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Date Created: 01/16/16
Intro to Audiology Key Words: SPAA 343 Scope of Practice: Terminology used by licensing boards for various State Licensing Board professions that defines the procedures, actions, and processes that are permitted for the licensed individual. State Licensing Boards: each state has a Board that handles licensure for ENT various professions The Board determines the requirements necessary for licensing and Otolaryngologist practice. Otologist Scope of Practice in Audiology:  Audiological Eval: Behavioral and Physiological Tests of AuD Hearing/Auditory Function  Balance Testing and Rehab PhD  Cerumen Management  Administration of Hearing Loss Prevention Programs (aka Hearing ScD Conservation Program)  Administration of Newborn Screening Programs EdD  Eval and Rehab of Tinnitus  Hearing habilitation/ rehab Fitting and verification of hearing aids, cochlear implants and assistive listening devices  Speech Screening  Intra-operative monitoring  Research  Education  Audi’s can work in the OR as part of a team for neuro tests and surgeries Adult hearing loss reasons: 1. Age 2. Noise; Also one of the largest birth defects. Work Settings: ENT office, clinic or hospital, private practice, university, hearing aid manufacturer, school system (educational audio), industry (industrial audio; Chrysler, Ford, etc.), government (military or Veterans Affairs). 2 Largest employers of audio’s are hospitals and ENTs. Association with other professionals: Otolaryngologists or Otologists, Pediatricians, family practice physicians, SLPs, occupational and physical therapists, medical geneticists and genetic counselors, educators, psychologists and social workers. Educational Requirements: Doctoral Degree Degree will depend on training program; Doctor of Audiology (AuD), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Other Doctoral (ScD, EdD). These are Masters received before 2007. Most recent grads will have an AuD. Kangaroo Key Words: SPAA 343 AuD Programs: Began in 1990s. BSU was the third program in the nation and began in ASHA 1995 (2 ndoldest existing). The majority of AuD programs have been in existence since 2001-03. CCC-A All programs (except 2) are 4 years in length. Only about 75 programs in US. CCC-SLP AuD programs: 3 years on campus and at local extern sites, 1 AAA year fulltime supervised work experience anywhere in the country (as long as individual is ASHA licensed and in good standing). ADA Need 100 hours of academic credit  73 credit hours of academic coursework  18 hours of clinical practicum  9 ours for a one-year clinical externship 1820 clinical hours Written and practical comprehensive exams Pass National Praxis Exam  In some programs this is also an academic requirement (not at BSU)  All states will require this for licensure Pass specific state tests  E.g. test for hearing aid dealer’s license Proof of meeting academic degree requirements Maintenance of license fees and continuing education. Support the profession  Provides services to members  Lobbying for appropriate legislation  Support research  Disseminate information  Help establish scope of practice, best practice procedures, guidelines for ethical practice. May provide a certification program  Certifies that a member has met the organization’s requirements for certification  Certification is NOT necessary for a state license to practice  Most states accept certification as proof of meeting their minimum requirements for licensing. American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)  Audiological cert (CCC-A)  SLP cert (CCC-SLP) American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Academy of Doctors of Audiologists (ADA) American Board of Audiology  Board Certification in Audiology Pay annual fees (currently approx. $300/year depending on organization) Maintain continuing education hours  Varies with organization (10-15 hours per year) Key Words: SPAA 343 Audiology got started around WWII More than 31 million people in the US have hearing loss Presbycusis  Number is on the increase Approx. 1/3 of all cases of hearing loss are partly attributed to noise exposure The percentage may increase with exposure to cell phones, MP3 players, etc. Hearing loss resulting from noise exposure is called Noise-Induced Hearing Loss  Effects of noise are cumulative over a lifetime Aging is associated with hearing loss, which is referred to as presbycusis 1-3/1000 babies are born with hearing loss  50% of congenital loss is genetic Kangaroo N


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