450-2107/01 – Technical audiometry (TA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. MUDr. Karol Zeleník, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantordoc. MUDr. Karol Zeleník, Ph.D., MBA
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FOR0067 MUDr. Martin Formánek, Ph.D.
KOM122 doc. MUDr. Pavel Komínek, Ph.D., MBA
ZEL0101 doc. MUDr. Karol Zeleník, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 1+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to give students a basic overview of audiology, ie basic knowledge of biology, medicine and technology in relation to normal and impaired hearing, all in relation to each other with emphasis on the technical side. An integral part of this goal is also the motivation to work in clinical practice at audiological workplaces.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The lectures are divided into several areas. At the beginning of the study, students will acquire basic knowledge in the field of acoustics and the principle of technical audiology. In the next course, we will focus on the measurement and diagnostics of auditory functions, including the technical principles of the diagnosis of hearing defects and the principles of devices used in audiology. In the last part, students will get acquainted with the principles of hearing aids (hearing aids, hearing aids for lead bones, implantable hearing systems - cochlear implants and other middle ear implantable systems) and their setting for specific hearing defects. The aim of the course is also to motivate students about the possibility of employment in audiology centers and the opportunity to supplement their knowledge and skills in the field of technical audiology within a certified course, which according to Act 96/2004 Coll. enables the acquisition of the so-called special professional competence Technical Audiologist.

Compulsory literature:


Recommended literature:

[1] KATZ, J.: Handbook of Clinical Audiology. 7th ed. LWW, Seventh. 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1451191639. 992 p

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous assessment: readiness for practice, basic knowledge of instruments, basic audiometric measurements. Credit conditions: 70% compulsory participation in seminars, final test, in which it is necessary to achieve at least 50% success.


Other requirements

No other requirements are placed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Introduction to the subject, motivation, connection with professions, examples of application, summary repetition of the basics of anatomy and physiology of the auditory organ in relation to physics 2. Acoustics (general acoustics, noise and hearing protection, acoustic measurements) 3. Types of hearing defects and their diagnostics 4. Measurement and diagnostics of auditory functions I. (audiometry, tympanometry and vestibular examination) 5. Measurement and diagnostics of auditory functions II. (OAE, BERA, CERA, SSEP, VRA) 6. Hearing aids and replacements I. (hearing aids, technical principles) 7. Hearing aids and replacements II. (cochlear implants, bone conduction implants, middle ear implantable systems) Exercises: 1. General principles of technical audiology, anamnesis, possibilities of compensation 2. Otoscopic examination, possibilities of surgical correction of hearing defect and its limits 3. Examination of speech, tuning forks, audiometry, tympanometry, verbal audiometry 3. Examination of OAE, BERA, CERA, SSEP, VRA 5. Adjusting hearing aids, principles, design 6. Measurement on cochlear implant, adjustment of cochlear implant, setting of BAHA hearing aid 7. Use of rehabilitation hearing aids in practice

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: - 70% compulsory participation in seminars (5 of 7 seminars) - a final test in which it is necessary to achieve at least 50% success

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (B0714A060016) Biomedical Technology P Czech Ostrava 3 Optional study plan
2022/2023 (B0714A060016) Biomedical Technology P Czech Ostrava 3 Optional study plan

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