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Augmentative Alternative Communication exam 1 study guide

Exam 1 Study Guide
1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory System
2. dB Concept:
 Why absolute intensity measurement cannot be used in clinical audiology?
 What is audiometric zero?
 Why audiometers are calibrated in dB HL rather than dB SPL?
3. Audiogram Interpretation:
 Degree and type of hearing loss
 Masking
 Audiogram correlation with speech audiometry (SAT, SRT and SRS)
4. Immittance Audiometry:
 Basic instrumentation
 Evaluation and interpretation
 Acoustic reflex threshold
5. Otoacoustic Emissions and Auditory Brainstem Responses:
 OAE: pass or fail
 ABR: Threshold tracking and differential diagnosis
6. Hearing Disorders and Audiological Test Battery
 Outer ear disorders
 Middle ear disorders
 Inner ear disorders:
7. Pediatric Audiology
 Why early identification of persons with hearing impairment is important?
 Importance of newborn hearing screening
 When and how we perform behavioral audiometry, visual reinforcement
audiometry and conditioned (play) audiometry