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Bachelor / Master study programmes Audiology in ... - Medical Physics

Bachelor / Master study

programmes

Audiology

in Germany


Audiology in Germany: Occupational

Groups

Medical doctor: ENT, phoniatry and pediatric audiolgy

● Hearing aid acoustician – apprenticed professional

Medical technical assistant / functional diagnostics

Audiology assistant

● Speech & language therapist

● Engineer, medical physicist „audiologist“

Bachelor/Master “Hearing Technology + Audiology


Audiology related study programmes

in Germany

Hörtechnik und

Audiologie /

Hearing Technology

and Audiology

(2000)

Oldenburg

Lübeck

Hörakustik /

Hearing

Acoustics

(1999)

Augenoptik und

Hörakustik /

Optometry and

Audiology

(2002)


Audiology related study programmes

Duration (sem.)

Capacity per year

Practical phases

# graduates

Entry

requirements

Oldenburg

Hearing Technology

and Audiology

Ba: 7, Ma: 3

Ba: 35, Ma: 15

7th sem. +

Bachelor Thesis

70 („Diplom“)

6 Master

min. 3 months

internship

Lübeck

Hearing Acoustics

Ba: 6

Ba: 25

6th sem. +

Bachelor Thesis

20 („Diplom“)

4 Bachelor

completed

apprenticeship

Hearing Aid

Acoustician

Aalen

Optometry and

Audiology

Ba: 7

Ba: 25

5th sem. +

Bachelor Thesis

25 („Diplom“)

-


Audiology related study programmes

Intended

career

Oldenburg

Hearing Technology and

Audiologie

Development engineer

Hearing Aid Industry,

Audio Technology,

Acoustics (e.g., Sound

Design, Room acoustics)

Marketing and Sales in

respective industry

Audiological centres and

ENT-clinics

Consulting

Lübeck

Hearing Acoustics

Office manager: Hearing

Aid Acoustics

Audiological centres and

ENT-clinics

Industry: Manufacturers

of hearing systems and

accessories

Marketing and Sales in

respective industry

Consulting building

acoustics

Aalen

Optometry and

Audiology

Office manager:

Hearing Aid Acoustics

Audiological centres

and ENT-clinics

Product management

in hearing aid industry

Industry: Development

engineer

(Psychoacoustics,

Psychophysics)


Curriculum in Aalen

● Basic Studies: First two semesters

- Identical for all areas of specialisation

- Oriented towards the requirements of the main study period

● Main Studies:

- Teaching of core competences (e.g., refraction or audiology)

- Selection of main studies dependent on core competences

● Additional Studies: (6 hours per week for each course)

- Allows for individual focus

- Exchangeability

- Freedom for up-to-date topics and project work


Key aspects of activies in Aalen

Psychoacoustics

Acoustics

Business administration

Personnel management

Leadership

Communication

Audiology

Pediatric audiology

Auditory rehabilitation

Hearing aid

fitting

Hearing aid

technology

Cochlea implant


Campus Acusticus in Lübeck

Ausbildungsbetriebe

der Hörakustik

Fachhochschule

Lübeck

Bundesinnung der

Hörgeräteakustiker

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Medizinische

Universität

zu Lübeck

Akademie für

Hörgeräteakustik

Bundesoffene

Landesberufsschule

für Hörgeräteakustik


Curriculum in Lübeck

● Engineering, mathematics and natural sciences

● Hearing aid acoustics and medicine/audiology (e.g.,

psychoacoustics, hearing aid fitting)

● Business administration and languages (e.g., marketing,

accounting)


Particularities in Lübeck

● Preparation for practical audiological occupation with

main focus in hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation

● Acceptance of courses for the theoretical part of the

examination for master craftsman’s certificate

● Compatibility with the “Europa-Diplom” of the Association

Européenne des Audioprotheésistes (A.E.A.)

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Fachhochschule

Oldenburg

Ostfriesland

Wilhelmshaven

University of Applied Science

“Hearing Technology and Audiology”: H+A

in Oldenburg


Clinical Audiology

Signal Processing

Psychoacoustics

Hearing aids, Implants

Technical Acoustics


Hearing Technology + Audiology

● Until 2004/2005: “Diplom”: 8 semesters

● Since then: Bachelor of Engineering


– 7 semesters = 3.5 years

– 210 ETCS Credits

Master of Science


Fachhochschule

– 3 semesters = 1.5 years (+1 transition semester)

– 90 ETCS Credits

Fachhochschule University

University


Programm organisation in Oldenburg

Internsship 3 month

Internsship +

Bachelor thesis

Master thesis

Other Bachelors

Transition semester


H+A Curriculum: Bachelor (1)

● 1 st semester: mathematics (10 ECTS), physics,

anatomy, information technology, technical english,

introductory laboratory

● 2 nd semester: mathematics (10 ECTS), physics,

ENT, applied computer science, electrical

engineering, physics laboratory

● 3 rd semester: physics, electrical engineering,

hearing physiology & diagnostics, physical

acoustics, digital signal processing, communication

& presentation, laboratory course


H+A Curriculum: Bachelor (2)

● 4 th semester: digital signal processing, hearing aid

technology, psychoacoustics, technical & medical

acoustics, intermediate laboratory course

● 5 th semester: audio technology, electro acoustics,

hearing aid technology, psychoacoustics, quality

management & law, business studies, project

laboratory course, elective subject

● 6 th semester: ENT, psychology, chemistry &

material science, foreign language, project

laboratory course, elective subjects


H+A Curriculum: Bachelor (3)

● 7 th semester:

– practical semester/internship

(13.5 weeks, 20 ECTS)

– bachelor thesis

(8 weeks, 10 ECTS)


H+A Curriculum: Master

● 0 th (transition) semester: only for non-audiology

bachelor graduates

● 1 st +2 nd semester: theory (60 ECTS)

system theory, numerical methods, explorative data

analysis, stochastics, statistics, hearing systems,

microelectronics, audio algorithms, neurophysics

and imaging, neurobiology, speech processing,

psychophysics, medical physics, radiology,

advanced acoustics, laboratory courses,

... further electives ...

● 3 rd semester: Master thesis (30 ECTS)


Who are the H+A-students?

● Previous experience:

– ≈1/3 fresh from school

– ≈1/3 hearing aid acoustician

– ≈1/3 other job education: medical assistant,

radio/tv, telecommunication, …

● Gender:

– 60% male

– 40% female


The Ice-Breakers


Development of student numbers


Job examples of H+A graduates

● Hearing Aid Industry

– Bernafon, Phonak, Siemens, Oticon, Audifon,

MedEl, Dynamic Hearing, Envoy Medical, Kind...

Audiology: Clinical / Research

– Aachen, Erfurt, Hannover, Hamburg, Köln,

Oldenburg

● Acoustics, Sound, Music, ...

– Sennheiser, Dynaudio, BeyerDynamic, Daimler,

Teldex Studio, TÜV-Nord, DigiDesign A.I.R.,

Thyssen


H+A employments

Hearing Aid Industry

Implant Industry

Audio Technology

Car Company

Acoustics

Entertainment

Clinics

Public Research

Master H+A

Master abroad

Dissertation

Private Enterprise

Maternity leave

Further education


Partner universities

● Denmark Technical University, Lyngby, DK

● KTH, Stockholm, S

● University Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, F

● Fontys Hogescholen, Eindhoven, NL

● University of Oulu, SF

● ...


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