AUD 506 - Genetics of Communication Disorders
Semester Hours: 3
This course explores principles of embryologic development of the hearing system, including genetic mutation and identification, and cytogenetic and cochlear lab tests. Etiology of various genetically based hearing disorders are discussed with reference to the incidence and symptomatology of each disorder. Students will become familiar with the role of the audiologist in medical management strategies, including diagnosis, prognosis, genetic counseling, and referral procedures.
Prerequisites & Course Notes
Open only to matriculated students enrolled in the Au.D. program. (Formerly SPCH 320, Genetics and the Development of the Auditory System.)
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