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Audiometry II

Course Code: HEAR 2112
Credits: 4.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course reviews concepts learned in the introductory course on audiometry, and expands on them considerably. Specifically, it covers not only the topic of when to use masking, but also how to perform masking. We will examine various types of advanced speech testing materials, such as speech-in-noise (SIN) testing procedures. We will also look further into the topic of tympanometry, including the acoustic reflex.

Course Content

  1. Review principles of pure tone audiometry
  2. Speech audiometry
  3. Masking
  4. Tympanometry and acoustic reflexes
  5. Pseudohypacusis

Methods of Instruction

  1. Laboratory lecture
  2. Application exercises in lab
  3. Independent study of courseware
  4. Completion of proficiency tests
  5. Completion of laboratory assignments

Means of Assessment

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

Midterm Exam – 20-30%

Quizzes – 10-20% 

Assignments - 10-20% 

Proficiency Tests - 0-10%

Final Exam – 20-30% 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the components of the basic audiometric test battery
  2. Identify when to apply the use of masking for audiometry
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform masking during audiometry
  4. Produce accurate routine speech testing results; e.g., most comfortable loudness (MCL), speech-reception threshold (SRT), speech-discrimination (SD), and uncomfortable loudness (UCL)
  5. Interpret routine speech testing results
  6. Produce accurate advanced speech testing results; e.g., speech-in-noise (SIN) test or acceptable noise level (ANL) test
  7. Interpret advanced speech testing results
  8. Perform accurate tympanometry and ipsilateral and contralateral acoustic reflex test results
  9. Interpret obtained tympanometry measures and ipsilateral & contralateral acoustic reflex patterns
  10. Modify hearing tests according to the needs of individual clients
  11. Implement strategies of testing for suspected pseudohypacusis
  12. Synthesize findings of advanced audiometric procedures with likely sites of pathology

course prerequisites

HEAR 1310


HEAR 2100, HEAR 2101, HEAR 2111



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.