Sound Technology for the Hearing-impaired

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • 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).

Skills

  • 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.

Competences

  • 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.



Exam

Exams

Name of examSound Technology for Hearing-impaired
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS20
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in Joint Programme Regulations
http:/​/​www.en.tech.aau.dk/​education-programmes/​Education+and+Programmes/​

Facts about the module

Danish titleLydteknologi for hørehæmmede
Module codeESNSPAK2P4
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS20
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Information and Communication Technology