This module will provide students with the skills access to current scientific data on factors influencing auditory perception in everyday life awareness of the possibility of individuals (children & adults) experiencing hearing issues in the presence of a normal audiogram acknowledgement of the need for multidisciplinary approach in auditory perception issues:
to suspect (C)APD
to categorise (C)APD into developmental, acquired or secondary.
knowledge of Diagnostic guidelines
detailed history taking,
knowledge of co-existing disorders or pathologies
management possibilities will all be addressed.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Auditory perception extends beyond hearing sensitivity, as measured by the pure tone audiogram, including processing of auditory elements essential to speech segregation. Auditory processing is linked to language and speech skills and may influence cognition, short term memory and attention. This module will provide students with current knowledge and research on auditory processing evaluation as an ecological approach to functional hearing. Auditory neuroscience elements will be made available to medical students and subsequently will be incorporated in pathologies and disorders were auditory processing is abnormal. Auditory neuroplastisity will be addressed through the superior auditory processing skills exhibited by professional musicians and expanded with auditory training activities that are used to treat children, adults and the elderly for (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder- (C) APD. Pathologies that may include (C)APD are neurodevelopment disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Specific Language Impairment), schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology of Auditory Neuroscience
Evaluation of hearing in the clinical setting
Speech in Noise Perception
Learning & Auditory Processing
Auditory perception of music
Neuroplasticity of the auditory nervous system
(Central) Auditory Processing Disorder- basic elements-Techniques on how to suspect APD-Diagnosis of APD
Co-morbidity of APD
Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Auditory Processing
Adults, vertigo, tinnitus & central auditory processing
The elderly, presbyacusis ,mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and (C)APD
Management of APD
Erasmus medical students (students attending psychology or any other discipline interested in auditory neuroscience are eligible to register as well) are kindly requested apart from electronically registering for this lesson to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with their details.