Audiometry II

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Hearing Instrument Practitioner
Course Code
HEAR 2112
Credits
4.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
15
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course reviews concepts learned in the introductory course on audiometry, and expands on them considerably. Specifically, it covers not only the topic of when to use masking, but also how to perform masking. We will examine various types of advanced speech testing materials, such as speech-in-noise (SIN) testing procedures. We will also look further into the topic of tympanometry, including the acoustic reflex.
Course Content
  1. Review principles of pure tone audiometry
  2. Speech audiometry
  3. Masking
  4. Tympanometry and acoustic reflexes
  5. Pseudohypacusis
Methods Of Instruction
  1. Laboratory lecture
  2. Application exercises in lab
  3. Independent study of courseware
  4. Completion of proficiency tests
  5. Completion of laboratory assignments
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation will be consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy.  An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course. 

Midterm Exam – 20-30%

Quizzes – 10-20% 

Assignments - 10-20% 

Proficiency Tests - 0-10%

Final Exam – 20-30% 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the components of the basic audiometric test battery
  2. Identify when to apply the use of masking for audiometry
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform masking during audiometry
  4. Produce accurate routine speech testing results; e.g., most comfortable loudness (MCL), speech-reception threshold (SRT), speech-discrimination (SD), and uncomfortable loudness (UCL)
  5. Interpret routine speech testing results
  6. Produce accurate advanced speech testing results; e.g., speech-in-noise (SIN) test or acceptable noise level (ANL) test
  7. Interpret advanced speech testing results
  8. Perform accurate tympanometry and ipsilateral and contralateral acoustic reflex test results
  9. Interpret obtained tympanometry measures and ipsilateral & contralateral acoustic reflex patterns
  10. Modify hearing tests according to the needs of individual clients
  11. Implement strategies of testing for suspected pseudohypacusis
  12. Synthesize findings of advanced audiometric procedures with likely sites of pathology

 

Textbook Materials

Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for required materials.

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
35974
Mon
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
March
Michael
Open
HEAR 2112 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
15
12
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2046
8:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35975
Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
March
Michael
Open
HEAR 2112 002 - 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
6
9
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A2046
8:30 - 12:20