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FORMAL EXAMINATION PERIOD: SESSION 1, JUNE 2018 Unit Code: SPHL209
Unit Name: Introduction to Audiology
Duration of Exam (including reading time if applicable): 3 Hours plus 10 minutes reading time
Total No. of Questions: 5
Total No. of Pages (including this cover sheet): 3
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the final examination venue. • Students may not write or mark the exam materials in any way during reading time. • Students may only access authorised materials during this examination. A list of authorised material is available on this cover sheet. • All watches must be removed and placed at the top of the exam desk and must remain there for the duration of the exam. All alarms, notifications and alerts must be switched off. • Students are not permitted to leave the exam room during the first hour (excluding reading time) and during the last 15 minutes of the examination. • If it is alleged you have breached these rules at any time during the examination, the matter may be reported to a University Discipline Committee for determination.
EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS: Answer ALL questions. The value of each question is shown in brackets after the question. Begin each answer on a new page. All answers must be written in INK. Answers written in pencil will not be marked. AIDS AND MATERIALS PERMITTED/NOT PERMITTED: Dictionaries: No dictionaries permitted Calculators: No calculators permitted Other: Closed book – No notes or textbooks permitted
Describe two disorders that lead to a conductive hearing loss and two disorders that lead to a sensorineural
hearing loss. In your descriptions discuss: how the auditory system is affected; the likely type and degree of
hearing loss; the natural course of the disorder, and the likely management of that disorder.
Audiological testing is governed by the cross-check principle. What does this mean and why is it important?
Provide examples. (20 marks)
Advances in technology have meant that hearing aids are now more acceptable to those with a hearing loss
due to reductions in size and an increase in capability. How do hearing aids contribute to the rehabilitation of
a client’s hearing loss? Are hearing aids the only rehabilitation that clients are likely to need? Why/why not?
Justify your answer. (20 marks)
Define the difference between bedside and clinical tests of balance. Briefly describe one of each to support
your answer. (20 marks)
Mr Smith (56 years old) has attended an audiology clinic for a standard adult hearing test.
a. Name the tests that you will use to assess his hearing. (5 marks)
b. Describe the audiogram and tympanometry results. Include in your answer the type and degree of
hearing loss in each ear. (10 marks)
c. How is this degree of hearing loss likely to affect Mr Smith? (5 marks)