Introduction to Hearing Testing and Clinical Practices

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Hearing Instrument Practitioner
Course Code
HEAR 1112
Credits
4.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
15
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to the basic elements of hearing testing and clinical practices. An overview of the typical equipment used in a hearing clinic as well as the various functions will be explored. Standard infection control measures will be introduced to the student to ensure a sanitary work environment. This course will prepare students to begin performing the standard audiometric tests as defined by the provincial regulatory body. Pretest preparation and simulated testing will be the focus of this course.
Course Content

1. Clinical terminology and symbols
2. Patient intake protocol and red flag conditions requiring doctor referrals
3. Required clinical supplies
4. Required testing equipment
5. Infection control
6. Regular clinical equipment checks
7. Introduction to hearing testing
8. Otoscopy introduction
9. Introduction to ancillary test equipment

Methods Of Instruction

 Methods of Instruction

 
1. Laboratory Lecture
2. Application exercises in Lab
3. Independent Study of Courseware
4. Proficiency Tests
5. Laboratory Assignments
Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

 

Lab assessments 10-20%

Written tests 10-20%

Written midterm examination 10-20%

Lab practical midterm examination 10-20%

Final examination 20-35%

Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

  
1. Define clinical terms, including audiometry terms and symbols 
2. Perform patient intake and identify when it is appropriate to make a referral to a doctor 
3. Explain the parts of an audiometer, otoscope and other ancillary test equipment 
4. Complete a preliminary otoscopic examination 
5. Perform regular clinical equipment checks 
6. Perform infection control in the clinical environment 
7. Explain how the audiometer integrates with a computer 
8. Explain the clinical test environment along with the workflow from patient intake to audiometric test results 
9. Perform mock hearing tests on training software 
 
 

 

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students         

A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

 

 

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35796
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Mullen
Wayne
Full
HEAR 1112 001 - This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
14
15
-1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2046
11:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35923
Sat
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
March
Michael
Open
HEAR 1112 070 - This section is on Saturdays.

This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
15
9
6
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Sat
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2046
11:30 - 15:20