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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

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.

Mar 1, 2021

As a person that has hearing loss, I found this course helpful in understanding why and how it happens. I have hissing which goes away when I put the hearing aids in.

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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

By Charlene Z

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 Pradip M

Nov 5, 2020

Well done.

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

By Abimbola F

Aug 19, 2020

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

By Alfonso G

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 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

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

enriquecedor saber sobre este tema

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


Apr 5, 2021