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1 Bachelor / Master study programmes Audiology in Germany

2 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

3 Audiology related study programmes in Germany Oldenburg Lübeck Augenoptik und Hörakustik / Optometry and Audiology (2002) Hörtechnik und Audiologie / Hearing Technology and Audiology (2000) Hörakustik / Hearing Acoustics (1999)

4 Audiology related study programmes Oldenburg Hearing Technology and Audiology Lübeck Hearing Acoustics Aalen Optometry and Audiology Duration (sem.)Ba: 7, Ma: 3Ba: 6Ba: 7 Capacity per yearBa: 35, Ma: 15Ba: 25 Practical phases7th sem. + Bachelor Thesis 6th sem. + Bachelor Thesis 5th sem. + Bachelor Thesis # graduates70 (Diplom) 6 Master 20 (Diplom) 4 Bachelor 25 (Diplom) Entry requirements min. 3 months internship completed apprenticeship Hearing Aid Acoustician -

5 Oldenburg Hearing Technology and Audiology Lübeck Hearing Acoustics Aalen Optometry and Audiology Intended career 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 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 Office manager: Hearing Aid Acoustics Audiological centres and ENT-clinics Product management in hearing aid industry Industry: Development engineer (Psychoacoustics, Psychophysics) Audiology related study programmes

6 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 Curriculum in Aalen

7 Communication Hearing aid fitting Auditory rehabilitation Business administration Personnel management Leadership Hearing aid technology Cochlea implant Audiology Pediatric audiology Acoustics Psychoacoustics Key aspects of activies in Aalen

8 Bild einfügen Bild hier einfügen Ausbildungsbetriebe der Hörakustik Bundesinnung der Hörgeräteakustiker Akademie für Hörgeräteakustik Fachhochschule Lübeck Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck Bundesoffene Landesberufsschule für Hörgeräteakustik Campus Acusticus in Lübeck

9 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) Curriculum in Lübeck

10 Bild einfügen 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 craftsmans certificate Compatibility with the Europa-Diplom of the Association Européenne des Audioprotheésistes (A.E.A.) Particularities in Lübeck

11 Hearing Technology and Audiology: H+A in Oldenburg


13 Clinical Audiology Hearing aids, Implants Technical Acoustics Psychoacoustics Signal Processing

14 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 – – 3 semesters = 1.5 years (+1 transition semester) – 90 ETCS Credits FachhochschuleUniversity Fachhochschule

15 Programm organisation in Oldenburg

16 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

17 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

18 H+A Curriculum: Bachelor (3) 7 th semester: – practical semester/internship (13.5 weeks, 20 ECTS) – bachelor thesis (8 weeks, 10 ECTS)

19 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)

20 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

21 The Ice-Breakers

22 Development of student numbers

23 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

24 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 H+A employments

25 Partner universities Denmark Technical University, Lyngby, DK KTH, Stockholm, S University Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, F Fontys Hogescholen, Eindhoven, NL University of Oulu, SF...

26 www. hoertechnik- audiologie. de

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