Faculty of Audiology

Course Objectives
Upon completing the course the students would possess the competency to perform the following:

  • Conduct case history: be able to probe for and gather information regarding the patients hearing condition and concomitant factors.
  • Perform Pure Tone Audiometry with Air Conduction and Bone Conduction masking.
  • Determine if a hearing loss is present: if yes the type and degree of the hearing loss.
  • Determine how the hearing loss may be impeding the patients’ communication ability and quality of life.
  • Conduct Immittance Audiometry and interpret the results.
  • Correlate PTA and Immittance findings and make the appropriate recommendation for a hearing aid or an ENT referral.
  • Carryout a hearing aid trial successfully and tune a semi digital as well as a fully digital hearing aid according to the patient’s satisfaction.
  • Counsel patients to increase their acceptance level for a hearing aid and give instructions regarding the care and use of hearing aids.
  • Develop a rehabilitation program to ensure optimal use of hearing aid through sessions of fine tuning and counseling.
  • Make the appropriate recommendations for children who are suspect of having a hearing impairment: which diagnostic evaluations need to be carried out.
  • Interpret ABR and OAE results and make hearing aid recommendations based upon those results.
  • Handle clients effectively, responsibly with the utmost courtesy and professionalism to ensure their experience in the audiology department is pleasant and memorable.

Admission Criteria:
The admission criteria may be flexible in accordance with the managements’ decision.

Minimum Requirement: Candidates who have successfully completed Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Examinations. Candidates must have achieved a minimum requirement of a simple pass (S) for all subjects that they have attempted.

The subjects at the Advanced Level Examination:
Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Commerce

Must be between 19-28 years on the last day set for receiving applications.

Duration of the Course:
1 year