4 hours per week/60 hours per semester
1. Student to complete 60 hours of work in an external hearing clinic or in the on-campus hearing clinic
2. Independent study of courseware
3. Approved preceptor will supervise student activity
1. Orientation to clinical practice
2. Professional practice, testing, and evaluation
3. Office management
4. Counselling and communication
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Practice hearing instrument dispensing in a professional, legal and ethical manner.
- Perform the basic audiometric test battery.
- Perform hearing aid troubleshooting, earmold impressions, and maintenance counselling.
- Use technology consistent with current practices in the hearing health care field.
- Demonstrate effective critical thinking and decision making skills.
- Use supervisor(s) feedback to reflect on and improve their practice.
The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. This is a mastery course.
No textbooks required. A student practicum manual will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.