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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARCS2197 Audiological Rehabilitation

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Sarah Isherwood

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) programme specification for entry onto level 2 study

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module introduces the key theories and strategies surrounding adult aural rehabilitation. It covers the technological, psycho-social and therapeutic aspects of rehabilitation.


The aim of this module is :
1. To provide detailed knowledge of the principles of the effect of hearing impairment on communication
2. To identify adult aural rehabilitation strategies available for use in good clinical practice.
3. To provide students with an understanding of the technical knowledge of hearing aids, fitting and verification strategies required for good clinical practice.
4. To integrate Hearing aid technologies and fitting strategies with psycho-social models of rehabilitation

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the perceptual effects of hearing impairment and their effect on communication
2. Discuss the fundamental principles of adult aural audiological rehabilitation and intervention and management strategies for adults with hearing impairment.
3. Explain a range of hearing aid technologies based on underlying theory
4. Analyse findings from practical sessions.
5. Discuss the use of telehealth and smartphone applications in relation to adult audiological rehabilitation.
6. Discuss the role research governance frameworks, evidence based practice and issues surrounding data protection and intellectual property regulations in the advancement of auditory rehabilitation services

Skills outcomes
Audiological rehabilitation strategies


Topics covered will include:

Effects of hearing impairment on communication
Psycho-social effects of hearing impairment
The impact of hearing impairment on quality of life
WHO ICF model of hearing impairment
Hearing aid technologies and fitting strategies
Goal setting and outcome measures
Aural rehabilitation strategies
The clinical pathway for adults with hearing impairment
Multi-sensory impairments

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours166.00
Total Contact hours34.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Online learning tasks will be used to monitor progress.
Practical session will allow for individual student contact which will allow the module team to determine knowledge and understanding.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report2500-word Scientific Report50.00
AssignmentWritten assignment (2 information leaflets/webpages - 1200-words total - 600 words each)50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Practical report will allow for assessment of LO 5 PSRB approval will be required for assessment changes in 20/21

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 18/05/2022


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