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About the Course

Welcome to Introduction to Hearing Loss Disorders of the ear range from simple, easily treated entities (such as wax or cerumen impaction) to the highly complex (such as permanent hearing loss). Many of these disorders manifest with similar symptoms and may be difficult to differentiate without a basic understanding of the anatomy of the ear and auditory pathway. This course, offered by the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, presents the basic anatomy of the ear from the auricle or outer ear to the brain. The pathophysiology of each type of hearing loss is presented and common pathology in each of the three areas of the ear (outer, middle and inner) are reviewed. Participants will become familiar with the structural and cellular anatomy in each area, as well as the underlying pathophysiology for various disorders. They will also gain an understanding of available treatments for various ear conditions. Week 1: Introduction Week 2: Anatomy and pathophysiology of the auditory pathway (15 min. + quiz) Week 3: Disorders and treatments of the outer ear (15 min. + quiz) Week 4: Disorders and treatments of the middle ear (15 min. + quiz) Week 5: Disorders and treatments of the inner ear (15 min. + quiz) The primary objectives of this course are to: • Recognize the functional and cellular anatomy of the auditory pathway • Understand the types of hearing loss and common causes of each type • Demonstrate familiarity with disorders of the outer, middle and inner ear Those participating in this course have the option to complete the course at no cost or receive the Coursera Signature Track Certificate for $49.95. Course Planners: Lisa Chase Ni-ka Ford Jill Gregory Gale Justin Paul Lawrence Erik Popil Kelly Zerella Amy Zhong Taught By: Maura Cosetti, MD Assistant Professor Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Director, Cochlear Implant Program Ear Institute at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Mount Sinai Health System...

Top reviews


Feb 4, 2022

Very informative. Clear and organized presentation. The amount of information is easy to absorb as a beginner in the subject. Very pleasent instructor, calm and clear delivery of info.


Apr 19, 2020

It's very informative and precise about ear anatomy, physiology and pathology of the ear... Cochlear implants functioning is elaborated very well. Thanks you so much team Coursera.

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By Patil V H

May 6, 2020

It is very informative introductory course. Very precisely explained various types of hearing losses, their and solutions. Thank you.

By Hilal A

Jun 21, 2021

I have graduated at Audiology program and I already knew what the professor teaches but it was still nice to listan all of them again

By Patrick W

Mar 15, 2022

Speakers are very articulate. I just hope there can be more readings and questions in quizzes to make it a bit more challenging.

By Miriam R

Jan 21, 2021

The videos were easy to follow and rereading the definitions each week made the concepts easy to remember. I learned a lot.

By Jama M

Sep 3, 2020

Great introduction to general topics needed to understand the anatomy of the ear and common conditions related to hearing.

By Jill S

Nov 5, 2020

This course helped me to better understand how the ear works, causes of hearing loss, and how cochlear implants can help.

By Rakesh

Aug 6, 2020

i liked the training material. Its for beginners and also professionals who have started working in hearing aids industry

By Makuta B

Jul 20, 2020

Muy interesante y muy educativo, partió por lo básico y termino en temas bastante importantes sobre la perdida auditiva.

By Maribel C

Apr 22, 2021

Me ha gustado muchísimo como lo explica la Doctora Maura. He repasado conceptos, ya que soy audióloga protésica. Genial


Jun 9, 2020

introductory and informative, give a bit taste about disorders of ears, good manner of delivery, like it in general

By Macarena A C

May 7, 2020

Como curso introductorio es muy bueno. Ojalá pudieran hacer una segunda versión con más profundidad en estos temas.

By Kristina L

Jun 17, 2021

Thank you, very informative and made simple to understand for someone without background on this.

By Aelred P

Nov 23, 2021

​as a hearing instrument specialist , i gained more knowledge and was a great refresher for me .

By Pradip M

Nov 5, 2020

Well done.

The course clearly reveals the pathways of sound and its connection to the intellect.

By Abimbola M F

Aug 19, 2020

It is a very power packed course with detailed explanation and illustration. I enjoyed it!

By Alfonso G C

Aug 22, 2020

Very well explained, very clear and simple. highly recommended for Audiologists. Thanks.

By Pramod H K

Jun 17, 2020

Very helpful, informative introduction to hearing loss with excellent diagrammatic view.


Jun 24, 2021

Very good introduction to hearing loss and so easy to understand. I learned a looot !

By Daphne F

May 12, 2022

Very good information, gave great insight into hearing loss and causes.

By Mohammed M A

Jan 8, 2019

A nice introductory course on hearing loss. Thank you very much indeed.

By Fadhel B A

Aug 3, 2019

A well structured and very informative introduction into hearing loss.

By Christoph H

Apr 20, 2021

a very nice short introduction course about hearing loss -

By John P

Dec 28, 2020

Great review of how hearing works and hearing pathologies.


Jun 30, 2021

Muy buenas las explicaciones, sencillo de entender c:

By Jaime A Z M

Jul 15, 2020

Very clear course to the introduction of hearing loss