This course provides learning opportunities in hearing instrument dispensing at an advanced level. Students will apply knowledge and skills from related theory and laboratory courses in the 2nd year Fall semester to gain additional clinical experience and interaction with clients. Students will continue their clinical practice in the on-campus hearing laboratory, where they will take patient medical histories, complete intake forms, perform pretest otoscopy, and hearing tests as well as make recommendations based on the final test results.
1. Orientation to clinical practice
2. Professional practice, testing, and evaluation
3. Office management
4. Counselling and communication
Methods of Instruction
1. Student to complete 60 hours of work in the on-campus hearing clinic
2. Independent study of courseware
3. Instructor and lab technician will supervise student activity
Means of Assessment
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:
- Practice in a professional, legal and ethical manner
- Perform the basic audiometric test battery
- Perform hearing aid troubleshooting, earmold impressions, and maintenance counselling
- Use technology consistent with current practices in the hearing health care field
- Demonstrate effective critical thinking and decision making skills
- Use supervisor(s) feedback to reflect on and improve their practice
HEAR 2100, HEAR 2101, HEAR 2111, HEAR 2112
HEAR 2200, HEAR 2201, HEAR 2212
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.
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.
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