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Introduction to Audiometry

Course Code: HEAR 1212
Credits: 4.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course will introduce the student to standard audiometric tests on a live model. Students will learn to perform introductory otoscopy, tympanometry, pure tone testing, speech testing, and results interpretation.

Course Content

1. Review of introduction to hearing testing and clinical practices

2. Medical history

3. Otoscopy

3. Tympanometry/impedance testing

4. Perform standard audiometric testing in simulation environment

5. Reviewing test results, present findings to the test subject

6. Amplification strategies based on audiometric test results

Methods of Instruction

1.      Laboratory lecture

2.      Application exercises in lab

3.      Independent study of courseware

4.      Proficiency tests

5.      Laboratory assignments

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. Attendance is mandatory for this lab course. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Lab assessments 10-20%

Written tests 10-20%

Written midterm examination 10-20%

Lab practical midterm examination 10-20%

Final examination 20-35%

Learning Outcomes

1. Perform a pretest patient medical history

2. Perform a preliminary otoscopic evaluation of the auditory meatus and tympanic membrane

3. Perform tympanometry and describe the results

4. Perform a standard audiometric test 

5. Explain test results to the test subject

6. Identify appropriate amplification strategies based on the test results

course prerequisites

HEAR 1100, HEAR 1101, HEAR 1111, HEAR 1112


HEAR 1200, HEAR 1211



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.