Audiometry III

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Hearing Instrument Practitioner
Course Code
HEAR 2212
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 continues to develop concepts learned in earlier lab courses. It builds upon prior knowledge and experience with masking, speech-in-noise testing, acoustic reflex (AR) testing, as well as the testing of oto-acoustic emissions (OAEs). This course also introduces the student to specialized testing done mainly by audiologists to assess retro-cochlear pathology, such as AR decay, the auditory brain stem response (ABR), and testing for central auditory processing disorders (CAPD). While these specialized test assessments are not typically part of the HIP scope of practice, this course enables the student to gain some knowledge about the test procedures.
Course Content
  1. Masking
  2. Speech-in-noise testing
  3. Tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing
  4. Oto-acoustic emissions
  5. Synthesizing test results
  6. Specialized testing done by Audiologists
Methods Of Instruction
  1. Laboratory lecture
  2. Application exercises in lab
  3. Independent study of courseware
Means of Assessment

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

 

Quizzes 15-40% 

Assignments 0-20%

Midterm Exam 20-30%

Final Exam 25-35%

 

Learning Outcomes

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

  

 1. Perform more advanced components of the audiometric test battery

 2. Demonstrate ability to perform masking during audiometry

 3. Produce accurate advanced speech testing results, e.g., speech-in-noise (SIN) test

 4. Interpret advanced speech test results

 5. Perform accurate tympanometry, ipsilateral and contralateral acoustic reflex tests

 6. Interpret tympanometry measures, ipsilateral and contralateral acoustic reflex patterns

 7. Perform testing of oto-acoustic emissions

 8. Modify hearing tests according to the needs of individual clients

 9. Synthesize findings of advanced audiometric procedures with likely sites of pathology

10. Describe testing for acoustic reflex decay and the auditory brain stem response

11. Explain the commonly used test procedure for central auditory processing disorders

 

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

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.