Introduction to Audiometry

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
HEAR 1212
Descriptive
Introduction to Audiometry
Department
Hearing Instrument Practitioner
Faculty
Science & Technology
Credits
4.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
15
Contact Hours
4 hours per week/60 hours per semester
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Methods Of Instruction

1.      Laboratory lecture

2.      Application exercises in lab

3.      Independent study of courseware

4.      Proficiency tests

5.      Laboratory assignments

Course Description
This course will introduce the student to standard audiometric tests on a live model. Students will learn to perform introductory otoscopy, tympanometry, pure tone testing, speech testing, and results interpretation.
Course Content

1. Review of introduction to hearing testing and clinical practices

2. Medical history

3. Otoscopy

3. Tympanometry/impedance testing

4. Perform standard audiometric testing in simulation environment

5. Reviewing test results, present findings to the test subject

6. Amplification strategies based on audiometric test results

Learning Outcomes

1. Perform a pretest patient medical history

2. Perform a preliminary otoscopic evaluation of the auditory meatus and tympanic membrane

3. Perform tympanometry and describe the results

4. Perform a standard audiometric test 

5. Explain test results to the test subject

6. Identify appropriate amplification strategies based on the test results

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. Attendance is mandatory for this lab course. 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%

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and materials to be purchased by students. Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for required materials.

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

Corequisites
Equivalencies

NIL

Which Prerequisite