Introduction to Hearing Sciences

Introduction to Hearing Sciences

 

Winter Semester, 2014

 

Meeting day:                     Tuesdays (14/10/2014 – 25/11/2014)

Meeting time:                  14:45 – 16:45

Meeting location:           Lecture Hall amphitheater, Ippokrateio General Hospital of Athens

                                                Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 114, Athens, 115 27

Course organizers

Charles Miller Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Department of Otolaryngology

Thanos Bibas Assistant Professor, University of Athens, Hon. Reader UCL Ear Institute

 

Textbook

                The lectures will follow the general content and format provided by The Hearing Sciences (Second Edition) T.A. Hamill and L.L. Price, Plural Publishing, Inc.  Although it is not essential to buy the textbook, it is recommended, as the course topics have been considered with this book in mind.

 

Target audience

Otolaryngology Residents, Musicians, Hearing Aid Technicians

 

Goals

To provide background information regarding various aspects of hearing science so as to enhance knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and disease process (pathophysiology) relevant to clinical practices.  To provide attendees with an appreciation of the basic science and techniques behind hearing science and related clinical practices.  This course is intended to provide an overall introduction to hearing science and its underlying physical, anatomical, and physiologic principles.

 

Registration fees & Certificate: Attending the lectures is free. A registration fee of 30 Euros will be charged if a certificate is required. A certificate will be issued upon attending 80% of the lectures and achieving a score of 60% at the end of course evaluation (MCQ paper).  For registering for the course please send an e-mail to Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Syllabus

Date

Topic

Lecturer

Book Chapter

 

14 Oct

Physical properties of sound

TB

1

 

 

Further examination of the properties of sound

TB

3

 

 

Ratios, logarithm, decibels

TB

2

 

 

Sine waves and other types of sound waves

CM

4

 

 

Impedance, Energy transfer, and resonance

CM

5

 

 

Electricity and Analog systems

CM

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Oct

Digital systems and digital signal processing

PB

7

 

 

Sound transducers

NP

8

 

 

Room acoustics

NP

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Nov

Middle Ear Physiology: Overview of anatomy and physiology of the ear

TB

11

 

 

Introduction to the conductive mechanisms

TB

12

 

 

Introduction to the physiology of the ear

TB

13

 

 

Advanced conductive anatomy and physiology

TB

15

 

 

Inner Ear: Introduction to the Sensory Mechanics

TB

16

 

 

Advanced study of the anatomy of the cochlea

TB

17

 

 

Introduction to cochlear physiology

TB

18

 

 

More hair cell physiology

TB

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Nov

Overview of cochlear potentials and the auditory nervous system

CM

20

 

 

Advanced study of cochlear and 8th nerve potentials

CM

21

 

 

How frequency and intensity information are encoded by the 8th (auditory) nerve

CM

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 Nov

Electrical stimulation of the ear

CM

-

 

 

Basic psychoacoustics

CM

26

 

 

Loudness and pitch perception

TB

30, 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Nov

Masking

NP

32,33

 

 

Research models of the ear (electrical, animal, computational, phenomenological, finite element)

CM

 

 

 

MCQ exam paper (20 minutes)

 

 

 

               

 

Key to Lecturers

PB            Paschalis Bizopoulous                            National Technical University of Athens

TB            Thanos Bibas, M.D., Ph.D.                      University of Athens

CM           Charles Miller, Ph.D.                               Associate Professor, University of Iowa, U.S.A.

NP           Nikos Papadakis                                      Technical University of Crete