1. Case history, red flags, and treatment plan
2. Hearing testing assessment
3. Hearing instrument selection and fitting
4. Hearing instrument outcome measures and verification
5. Counselling and follow-up
1. Student to complete 180 hours of work with a licensed hearing healthcare professional off campus or in the on-campus hearing clinic
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 completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Take a case history, design a treatment plan, and manage documentation
2. Perform otoscopy, pure-tone air and bone conduction audiometry, speech audiometry and tympanometry
3. Interpret audiometric test results
4. Note red flags that indicate referral to audiologists or physicians
5. Select appropriate hearing instruments
6. Prescribe appropriate gain and output for hearing loss
7. Verify fittings with real ear measurement
8. Counsel clients post fitting as to limitations of hearing aids and realistic expectations
9. Provide information on assistive listening devices when appropriate
10. Synthesize assessment, treatment and counselling procedures
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.|