This course continues to develop concepts learned in earlier lab courses. It builds upon prior knowledge and experience with masking, speech-in-noise testing, acoustic reflex (AR) testing, as well as the testing of oto-acoustic emissions (OAEs). This course also introduces the student to specialized testing done mainly by audiologists to assess retro-cochlear pathology, such as AR decay, the auditory brain stem response (ABR), and testing for central auditory processing disorders (CAPD). While these specialized test assessments are not typically part of the HIP scope of practice, this course enables the student to gain some knowledge about the test procedures.
- Speech-in-noise testing
- Tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing
- Oto-acoustic emissions
- Synthesizing test results
- Specialized testing done by Audiologists
Methods of Instruction
- Laboratory lecture
- Application exercises in lab
- Independent study of courseware
Means of Assessment
The course evaluation will be consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule will be presented with the course outline at the beginning of the course.
Midterm Exam 20-30%
Final Exam 25-35%
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Perform more advanced components of the audiometric test battery
2. Demonstrate ability to perform masking during audiometry
3. Produce accurate advanced speech testing results, e.g., speech-in-noise (SIN) test
4. Interpret advanced speech test results
5. Perform accurate tympanometry, ipsilateral and contralateral acoustic reflex tests
6. Interpret tympanometry measures, ipsilateral and contralateral acoustic reflex patterns
7. Perform testing of oto-acoustic emissions
8. Modify hearing tests according to the needs of individual clients
9. Synthesize findings of advanced audiometric procedures with likely sites of pathology
10. Describe testing for acoustic reflex decay and the auditory brain stem response
11. Explain the commonly used test procedure for central auditory processing disorders
HEAR 2100, HEAR 2101, HEAR 2111, HEAR 2112
HEAR 2200, HEAR 2201, HEAR 2210
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.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.