Suggested Format for Presentation and Outline

 

AUD 811  Hearing Disorders                                                  

Spring 2007                                                                            

           

Characteristics of the disease:

What is it?

Types

Incidence, Prevalence (include age/gender/race/ethnicity variants)

Cause

 

Symptoms:

Hearing loss (onset, laterality, situations that present particular difficulty)

Tinnitus? describe

Vertigo?

Others?

 

Audiologic findings:

Hearing loss type, ac-bc relationship

Hearing loss severity, configuration

Expected word recognition results

Expected dynamic range

Typical results of immittance measurements

Any special tests appropriate and what are predicted results?

What diagnostic tests are the best predictors of diagnosis?

 

Otologic findings:

What does the ENT look for?

Additional tests needed?

What other diseases/disorders might it be confused with?

 

Treatment:

Medication

Surgery

Prevention

Communication

 

Suggested References:

Best source/s: both audiologic and medical; print and website

One recent (last 3-5 years) article [bring 1 copy to class please]

 

Choose representative case/s to exemplify the points made above.

 

Judged on

1.  Content (accuracy and completeness)

2.  Presentation (clarity and conciseness)

3.  Handout  (content & style)

4.  Case (selection, understanding)