HEAR653-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Audiological Rehabilitation

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


Introduction to the management of hearing impairment, with a focus on management in adults.

This course provides students with foundational knowledge of management of hearing impairment using evidence-based practice. Students will apply concepts relating to research design and methodology to the management of hearing impairment.

Goal of the Course
The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts in (1) the management of hearing impairment using evidence-based practice and (2) research concepts.

Learning Outcomes

Intended learning outcomes represent what you should know and/or be able to do as a result of active engagement in the learning process. Below is a table that represents the intended learning outcomes of this course, along with the associated learning method(s) and assessment task(s).

Upon successful completion of this course I will:

1. Apply theoretical models of healthcare to audiology. (Essay)
2. Evaluate pre-fitting factors for amplification for adults with hearing impairment. (Quiz)
3. Apply research concepts to audiology.  (Report)
4. Apply evidence-based practice to rehabilitative audiology. (Report)

I will learn this by:

Engaging with course materials and asking questions when needed.


Approval of the Head of Department. RP: BSc, BSLP (Hons)

Recommended Preparation

BSc, BSLP (Hons)

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Rehua 429
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Ziva Shai Campbell


You have 3 assessments in this paper. Instructions and marking rubrics are provided on the course Ako/Learn site.

Essay (30%): You will write an essay-style paper demonstrating your ability to apply the concepts from weeks 1 – 4 to audiology. This essay is due on 31 March at 10 pm.

Quiz (30%): You will sit an online quiz covering the topics from weeks 5 – 7. The quiz will open on Monday, 2 May at 3 pm and will close on Monday, 2 May at 5 pm.

Report (40%): You will write a report demonstrating your ability to engage in evidence-based practice and apply the concepts from Term 2. The report is due during the examination period. Time and date to be determined after the examination schedule is published.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Bentler, Mueller, Ricketts; Modern Hearing Aids: Verification, Outcome Measures, and Follow-up.Modern Hearing Aids: Verification, Outcome Measures, and Follow-up ; Singular Publishing, 2016 ((e-book)).

Mueller,G., Ricketts, T., & Bentler, R; Modern Hearing Aids: Pre-Fitting Testing and Selection Considerations ; Singular Publishing, 2014 ((UC Library e-book)).

Additional readings/websites listed in the Hōtaka/Schedule.

Course links

As a preparation for the course, you may find these videos a helpful way to get started:
Hearing and Balance Crash Course
Hearing Loss Simulation

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,191.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All HEAR653 Occurrences

  • HEAR653-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024