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Audioprothesic Techniques

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The degree in Audioprothesic Techniques prepares students for a career as Hearing Aid Specialists. Through this programme students acquire the following skills: interviewing the patient, testing the patient’s hearing, analysing test results, selecting the appropriate hearing instrument, fitting and dispensing hearing aids to patients, verification of the fitting and patient follow-up. They are also responsible for taking moulds of patients' ears and preparing or designing earmolds and other coupling systems. Hearing Aid Specialists instruct clients on proper hearing aid use and perform procedures such as real ear measurements and cochlear implant mapping.

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What do you learn?

This degree aims to prepare students in the core subjects required for a comprehensive knowledge of audiology and hearing aid related topics such as: anatomy and physiology in which they learn the morphology and functional aspects of the ear and the hearing system; acoustic physics; materials science and technology; data processing systems; audiology; otolaryngology; audiometry and cochlear implants combined with wide ranging professional training gives students everything they need to take on the challenges of the job. To complete their learning, students are also trained in other subjects: psychiatry, radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, occupational medicine and business economics.

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What can you do with it?

Hearing Aid Specialists can work in the public and private sector, as employees or freelance. They can complete their training with a master’s degree of the same class (not yet available at other universities). Professional training at other facilities during the course gives students the opportunity for direct contact with other hearing aid specialists who can assist them in finding employment. They can liaise with colleagues in the field, scholarly journals, and professional trade organisations to ensure they are aware of relevant updates in audiology.