This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required by speech-language pathologists in the area of hearing to include the impact on speech and language. Topics will include an overview of the anatomy/physiology of hearing acoustic, perceptual concepts of sounds and etiologies that result in hearing loss. Students will learn screening procedures consistent with the Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and referral criteria for pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. The course covers habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing loss. Psychological, social and educational aspects of hearing loss in children and adults are addressed. Processes for management of hearing loss are discussed to include amplification, counseling and treatment strategies.