This course provides learning opportunities for students to consolidate knowledge and skills gained in all of the previous courses. Students will utilize their skills in audiometric testing, hearing instrument dispensing, analysis, and repair under direct supervision of a program approved licensed hearing healthcare professional. Students will be expected to carry the workload of an entry-level Hearing Instrument Practitioner by the conclusion of the course.
1. Case history, red flags, and treatment plan
2. Hearing testing assessment
3. Hearing instrument selection and fitting
4. Hearing instrument outcome measures and verification
5. Counselling and follow-up
Methods of Instruction
1. Student to complete 180 hours of work with a licensed hearing healthcare professional off campus or in the on-campus hearing clinic
2. Independent study of courseware
3. Regular telephone contact, site visits and practical assessments will be conducted by the instructor
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:
1. Take a case history, design a treatment plan, and manage documentation
2. Perform otoscopy, pure-tone air and bone conduction audiometry, speech audiometry and tympanometry
3. Interpret audiometric test results
4. Note red flags that indicate referral to audiologists or physicians
5. Select appropriate hearing instruments
6. Prescribe appropriate gain and output for hearing loss
7. Verify fittings with real ear measurement
8. Counsel clients post fitting as to limitations of hearing aids and realistic expectations
9. Provide information on assistive listening devices when appropriate
10. Synthesize assessment, treatment and counselling procedures
HEAR 2200, HEAR 2201, HEAR 2210, 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.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.