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 know how to formulate own competences related to PBL


  • 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 to operate and calibrate audiological equipment.
  • Can refelct over own use of PBL methods and how these methods can be used in future projects and work situations.


  • 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 assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

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


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