SRJC Course Outlines

6/15/2019 6:42:32 PMDRD 705 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DRD 705Title:  HEARING LOSS STRATEGIES  
Full Title:  Coping Strategies for Hearing Loss
Last Reviewed:2/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled2.004 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 35.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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This course provides education and support for adults with hearing loss. The course focuses on topics such as hearing technology (cochlear implants and hearing aids), community resources, and overcoming communication challenges.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides education and support for adults with hearing loss. The course focuses on topics such as hearing technology (cochlear implants and hearing aids), community resources, and overcoming communication challenges.
(Non-Credit Course)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
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At the completion of this class, students will:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of types of hearing loss as they relate to applicable technology,
    communication challenges, and treatment options.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of hearing technology that is of benefit to individuals with
     various types of hearing loss.
3. Identify and describe coping strategies and community resources that may be of benefit to an
     individual with hearing loss.

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Upon completion of the course, students will achieve some or all of the following objectives:
1. Describe how the anatomy and physiology of the ear relates to various types of hearing loss
    and applicable corrective technology.
2. Recognize the correlation between audiogram results and communication challenges.
3. Describe the challenges hearing loss presents at home, at work or in the community.
4. Identify hearing technology options.
5. Access computerized programs that are designed to improve listening skills.
6. Identify at least 3 strategies and/or accommodations to improve communication at home,
    at work or in the community.
7. Describe the rights of individuals with disabilities under the ADA and related legislation.
8. List at least 2 resources relevant to individuals with hearing loss.

Topics and Scope
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In an attempt to maintain currency in the field and relevance to course participants, topics will vary from semester to semester, and may include the following:
1. Basic anatomy and physiology of the ear
2. Audiogram interpretation as it relates to hearing loss and communication
3. Impact of hearing loss on functioning at home, work and in the community
4. Coping with tinnitus
5. Communication strategies for home, work and community
6. Accommodations at work and school
7. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other relevant legislation
8. Advocacy skills
9. Hearing technology such as cochlear implants, hearing aids and assistive listening devices
10. Community resources such as Canine Companions for Independence, California Telephone
    Access Program, Hearing Loss Association of America and the Department of Vocational
11. Computerized programs to improve listening skills

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1. Class participation
2. Exploration of community resources
3. Practice communication strategies in and outside of class
4. Review written material provided in class

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Communication strategy practice
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
60 - 80%
Attendance and participation in class discussions and activities; participation in community resource discussions

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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