This module provides you with a deep understanding of the fundamental science and technology underlying clinical hearing assessment and rehabilitation. It will include a foundation in the epidemiology of hearing loss, the biology of the hearing system, the psychology of sound perception, the physics of sound, the principles of hearing technology and how those areas inter-relate. These subjects will be taught with a strong emphasis on their relevance to audiological assessment and rehabilitation. No assumptions are made about your background in these except that you completed maths and science at GCSE level or equivalent. This module works closely with Biopsychosocial Basis of Audiology, which provides you with a more general introduction to neurobiology, psychology and other relevant themes. This module also works with Biopsychosocial Basis of Audiology to provide you with a series of sessions on academic skills across the year in order to support you make the transition to undergraduate study in a scientific discipline.