- clinical objectives
- professionalism in the clinic
- pre-test equipment checks
- infection control protocol
- greeting the client
- intake forms
- medical history
- hearing tests along with peripheral tests as required
- troubleshooting client issues and concerns
- adjustment of hearing aids for client suitability
- client and co-worker interaction
- using a positive approach
- choosing product by suitability and price
- follow-up care
- interaction with other industry professionals
1. Student to complete 20 hours of work each week with a CSHHPBC licensed hearing professional supervisor
2. Independent study of courseware
3. Regular telephone contact, site visits and practical assessments will be conducted by the instructor
The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy. This is a mastery course.
Upon successful completion the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate professionalism in the clinical environment.
- Interact with co-workers, clients and family members in a professional manner.
- Conduct a pre-test client case history and identify contraindications to performing a hearing test.
- Refer client to appropriate medical provider based on case history and/or test findings.
- Identify appropriate amplification options based on test results and client case history.
- Provide instructions to the client and family on care and use of hearing aids during dispensing.
- Provide the client and their family with realistic expectations for amplification results based on type of hearing loss.
- Assist clients based on various issues and concerns with their hearing aids.
No textbooks required. A student practicum manual will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.
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.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|