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Hearing Disorders

Course Code: HEAR 1200
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Online
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course examines different types of hearing loss as well as their potential causes. Audiometric test results will be explored in relation to various classes of hearing disorders. Identification of red flags and appropriate referral to a physician for medical clearance to proceed with clients will also be reviewed.

Course Content

1.      Hearing loss related diseases and disorders 

2.      Types of hearing impairment resulting from various diseases and disorders

3.      Outer ear, middle ear, inner ear and auditory nerve diseases or disorders

4.      Red flag hearing conditions and performing a physician referral when required

5.      Audiometric results and audiogram review based on the type of hearing related disease or disorder

Methods of Instruction

1.      Distance delivery

2.      Independent study of courseware

3.      Independent online self-assessment quizzes

4.      Field assignments

5.      Online discussion forums

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Online quizzes 5-15%

Online discussion forum and group work 5-15%

Written tests 20-30%

Written midterm examination 20-30%

Written final examination 25-30%

Learning Outcomes

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

1.      Describe diseases and disorders that result in the impairment of hearing

2.      Identify the types of hearing loss resulting from various diseases and disorders

3.      Identify the different anatomical areas associated with various hearing impairments

4.      Identify red flag conditions as specified by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC and perform an appropriate physician referral when required

5.      Identify and predict audiometric results based on the type of hearing related disease or disorder

course prerequisites

HEAR 1100, HEAR 1101, HEAR 1111, HEAR 1112


HEAR 1211, HEAR 1212



curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.