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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 Pau A V

Apr 8, 2020

A clear and easy way to understand how the ear works.


Jun 5, 2020

Easy explanation with successive modules

By K P

Mar 24, 2021

Gain knowledge interesting nd helpful

By Chuprynina E

Mar 24, 2020

simple and clear course for beginners

By fernando g u

May 13, 2019

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By Paddy K

Feb 8, 2019

Excellent Course and Good Teacher

By Jamal A

Aug 14, 2020

it is excellent course design

By Ricky P

Aug 19, 2019

Great course highly recommend


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By Padma P D

Jul 6, 2020

Thank you for quick review!

By Tiffany A

Jul 5, 2020

Very effective. Thank you!

By Linda H

Sep 20, 2021

Thank you for the course.

By Salam A A k G

Jul 27, 2020

it's an amazing course :)

By Dr. A Z

Dec 6, 2019

wonderful course material

By sudharani

Oct 22, 2020


By Kübra E

Mar 8, 2021

Very well and perfect

By Dr.G. Y

May 14, 2020

Very useful course

By Paulina P J

Jul 16, 2020

Very informative

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May 25, 2020


By Diego R

Oct 13, 2020

Excelente curso

By Mohammed F

May 19, 2021

Very good t


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May 25, 2020

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By Maryam A A

May 14, 2020

thank you