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Improving Education for Individuals with Visual Impairments.

Fall 2017 Professional Development Courses

Fall Semester Dates: Sept. 11 – December 8

Registration and payment for VISN courses are due by September 1, 2017

Link to Fall 2017 registration form

Tuition is $1400/course plus $10 records fee.


Please send the completed registration form and your tuition payment by May 8, 2017 to:

Laura Bozeman
Vision Studies
UMass Boston
Bayside Center Room 428
100 William T Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Any questions, contact Laura Bozeman

The following course is being offered this Fall:

VISN 646: Introduction to Audiology and the Human Auditory System

Class #: 14809


Instructor: J.K. Bozeman

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course will cover the nature of sound and how humans perceive it. Sound in the environment and how sound is used by humans to move through their environment will also be explored. Topics include the basics of sound, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system with an emphasis on function, common disorders of the auditory system and how these disorders are manifested. The principles of basic audiology and how to understand and relate to the audiologist provide a foundation for hearing both clinically and functionally. Students will learn hearing aid technology and the application of that technology to various auditory disorders in a functional sense.

Texts: All required readings are provided within the course.

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