Aural Rehabilitation


RHS 474
 Aural Rehabilitation


Course Specification

Course code and title   RHS 474: Aural Rehabilitation
Credit hours   2 Theory
  1 Practical
Program(s) in which the course is offered   Speech and Hearing Program
Instructor information   Dr. Jehan Alsalmi
  Office: 72
Date/Time Monday
Theory: 8-10 am.
Year   2017
Course Description
This introductory course to students of speech-language pathology and audiology provides an understanding of principles of habilitation/rehabilitation of communication disorders related to hearing impairment. Visual/auditory speech signals and amplification function and use.
Textbook & Course Resources
Tye-Murray, N. (2014). Foundations of Aural   Rehabilitation: Children, Adults, and Their Family Members. Cengage Learning.
Schow, R., L., Nerbonne, M. A. (2012). Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation. Pearson.
Hull, R., H. (2001). Aural Rehabilitation: Serving Children and Adults. Singular/Thomson Learning.
Number of lectures
Methods of student assessment
  Class participation
Schedule of assessment tasks for students during the semester
  Midterm 1: 20%
  Midterm 2: 20%
  Practical 15%
  AR Folder 5%
  Final exam 40%


RHS 474:  Syllabus

Introductory week    Introduction
Lecture 1
  • Background
  • Understanding aural rehabilitation and the provided services
  • Consequences of hearing loss


Lecture 2
  • Communication Modes


Lecture 3
  • Issues faced by people with a Sensorineural
  • Hearing Loss


Lecture 4
  • Brain Development 
Lecture 5
  • Neural Plasticity
  • Normal Development A/S 
Lecture 6


Course Materials