Biomedical Electroacoustics

Course Description

Audiometry and diagnostics of hearing impairment will be processed as well as hearing aids and hearing implants. Electroacoustic devices and various transceiver configurations applicable in biomedicine will be addressed. Surgical, therapeutic effects of ultrasound waves and applications in biomedical imaging will be considered. The influence of acoustic fields of different frequencies and forces on cellular and molecular processes will be analyzed. Sound stimuli in the diagnosis and treatment of stress will be defined. Analysis of audio signals in internal organ damage detection.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess the interaction of acoustic waves with complex materials such as tissues.
  2. Explain linear and nonlinear propagation of acoustic wave in different tissues.
  3. To design acoustic transducers with regard to the type of application in medicine and biology.
  4. Analyze hearing system damage.
  5. apply hearing aid, depending on hearing impairment.
  6. Recommend auditory stimuli in the diagnosis of stress.
  7. Analyze the auditory signals of the internal organs.

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

The lectures will cover basic theoretical knowledge in the field of biomedical electroacoustics.

Seminars and workshops

Students will write a seminar in the field of biomedical electroacoustics.

Exercises

Students will solve mathematical problems in the field of biomedical electroacoustics.

Laboratory

Students will analyze parameters in the field of biomedical electroacoustics through laboratory exercises in small groups.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Seminar/Project 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 20 %
Final Exam: Oral 30 %
Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Diagnostic ultrasound; Static and real time imaging
  2. Diagnostic ultrasound; Static and real time imaging
  3. Hearing area
  4. Hearing area
  5. Models of auditory processing
  6. Models of auditory processing
  7. Audiometry
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Audiometry
  10. Signal processing for hearing aids
  11. Audio systems for hearing impaired persons
  12. Acoustical characteristics of voice signal
  13. Voice generation
  14. Anatomy and modelling of the vocal tract
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Audio Technologies and Electroacoustics (profile)
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Computational Modelling in Engineering (profile)
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Computer Engineering (profile)
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Computer Science (profile)
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Control Systems and Robotics (profile)
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Data Science (profile)
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Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
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Electric Machines, Drives and Automation (profile)
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Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
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Electronics (profile)
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Information and Communication Engineering (profile)
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Network Science (profile)
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Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
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Literature

Brad A. Stach (1998.), Clinical Audiology, Cengage Learning
Jack Katz, Robert F. Burkard, Larry Medwetsky (2002.), Handbook of Clinical Audiology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Organisation mondiale de la santé, World Health Organization (1995.), Manual of Diagnostic Ultrasound, World Health Organization
Aaron Fenster, James C. Lacefield (2015.), Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy, CRC Press

For students

General

ID 222486
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L3 English Level
L3 e-Learning
30 Lectures
10 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

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