465-0958-00L  Audiological Acoustics

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersF. Pfiffner
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


465-0958-00 VAudiological Acoustics
**together with University of Zurich**
1 hrs
Tue09:15-10:00HG E 33.5 »
F. Pfiffner

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AbstractAfter introducing acoustic objects of the physical world the detection, analysis and perception of these signals in the peripheral and central auditory system is described. Emphasis is put on understanding the processing mechanisms in the human auditory system in the aim of restoring impaired auditory function with medical technology.
ObjectiveThe understanding of the human hearing organ, the processing of complex acoustic signals and hearing rehabilitation possibilities with medical devices (hearing aid and implantable hearing aid systems).
ContentPhysiology and anatomy of the human organ of hearing, fundamentals of acoustics, audiological (Hearing) diagnostic procedures with acoustics, psychoacoustics and electrophysiology methods
hearing losses and hearing rehabilitation
LiteratureATCHERSON, Samuel R.; STOODY, Tina M. (Hg.). Auditory electrophysiology: a clinical guide. Thieme, 2012.
ROESER, Ross J., et al. Audiology-Diagnosis. New York: Thieme, 2007, 2007.
KOMPIS, Martin. Audiologie. Huber, 2009.
KATZ, Jack; Handbook of clinical audiology, 2002.

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Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersF. Pfiffner
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationMode of examination: written 30 minutes.
If you failed the exam, a written resit exam will take place in consultation with the Directors of the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) ETH in Medical Physics programme.

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