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TRAINING
To be able to register for the Diploma in Hearing Aid Acoustics, you need a high school senior certificate (grade 12), plus 3 years post-matric qualification with supplementary health care or education. For those who wish to receive advanced training in the dispensing of hearing aids.

The University of Pretoria will interview each applicant and only on approval will he/she be allowed to register.  The aim of the Diploma is to equip individuals to:

Select, fit, adjust and repair hearing aids
Take ear mould impressions and manufacture ear moulds
Conduct pure tone tests, air conduction and bone conduction, as well as speech hearing tests for the purpose of fitting a hearing aid
Evaluate hearing aid fittings by means of measurements in the ear
Instruct a patient in the use and maintenance of a hearing aid.

FIRST YEAR MODULE

Module Name / Description of Module
   
Mod 1 (APE 780) Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear
Mod 2 (PAT 780) Pathology of the Ear
Mod 3 (SWL 780) Acoustics of Speech
Mod 4 (SWL 781) Communication and the Perception of Speech
Mod 5 (ODL 780) The Theoretical underpinnings of the Basic Audiometric Test Battery : Part 1
Mod 6 (ODL 782) The Application of the Basic Audiometric Test Battery 782 : Part1
Mod 7 (ODL 784) Theoretical basis of Hearing Aids and Assistive Listening Devices: Part 1
Mod 8 (ODL 786) Practical Application of Hearing Aids and Assistive Listening Devices: Part 1
Mod 9 (ODL 788) Hearing Health Care Professions within the Health Care System

SECOND YEAR MODULE

Module Name / Description of Module
   
Mod 10 (ODL 781) The theoretical underpinnings of the basic audiometric test battery: Part 2
Mod 11 (ODL 783) The application of the basic audiometric test battery: Part 2
Mod 12 (ODL 780) Hearing health care in industry
Mod 13 (ODL 789) Introduction to the rehabilitation of the hearing impaired
Mod 14 (ODL 785) Theoretical basis of hearing aids and assistive listening devices: Part 2
Mod 15 (ODL 787) Practical application of hearing aids and assistive listening devices: part 2
Mod 16 (ODL 781) Business management and marketing
   
 

 
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