Sound Technology for the Hearing-impaired


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have broad knowledge in the area of acoustics, audio engineering, normal and impaired human sound perception.

  • Must have insight in most common hearing pathologies, and the personal and social consequences of hearing loss.

  • Must have knowledge of hearing diagnosis tools and their application.

  • Must have knowledge in the field of sound and hearing aid technologies.

  • Must have insight into multi-channel sound recording and reproduction, measurement, instrumentation and standards.

  • Must have knowledge in the field of general audiology.

  • Must have insight into auditory models and their applications.

  • Must demonstrate insight into the area of impaired hearing.

  • Must demonstrate insight in existing everyday standard and advanced solutions in audio systems, e.g. HiFi, Public address, CarFi, personal assisted hearing devices (portable devices, incl. hearing aids and smartphones).


  • Must be able to select and apply analytical, numerical and experimental methods for analysis and design of complex audio systems.
  • Must be able to apply different methods for hearing diagnosis, e.g. hearing thresholds, tympanometry, oto-acoustic emission measurements.
  • Must be able to initiate and implement appropriate technical implementations, incl. advanced signal processing for the hearing impaired.
  • Must be able operate and calibrate audiological equipment.


  • Must be able to design and conduct an audiological experiment with human subjects.
  • Must be able to apply proper technical solutions in the field of audio engineering based on impaired human sound perception.
  • Must be able to communicate the results of the project work in a project report
  • Must be able to contribute successfully to teamwork within the problem area and make a common presentation of the result of the project work

Type of instruction

As described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examSound Technology for Hearing-impaired
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleLydteknologi for hørehæmmede
Module codeESNSPAK2P4
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design