This course covers a wide range of audiology topics, such as anatomy, acoustics, hearing testing, management of hearing loss and auditory interventions. The program was developed as a joint collaboration between the UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Fee: GBP 90 | Code: 201

Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants and other qualified healthcare professionals.

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

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    This course has 93 sessions

  • Study time

    50 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Coverage

Section 1: General Skills

    The Work of the Audiology Department
    Professional Groups and their Professional Roles
    Health and Safety in Audiology
    Infection Control Issues
    Confidentiality, Equality and Diversity
    Consultation Skills
    Personal and Professional Development

Section 2: Anatomy and Physiology

    Anatomy and Physiology of the Outer Ear
    Otoscopy Skills
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Middle Ear
    Anatomy of the Inner Ear
    Physiology of the Inner Ear
    Basic Nerve Conduction
    Anatomy of Neural Pathways
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Nose, Sinus and Throat
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Balance Organs
    Effects of Vision and Proprioception on Balance

Section 3: Audiology Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

    Sound Waves
    The Decibel Scale
    Introduction to the Sound Level Meter
    Measurement of Sound
    Speech Production and Perception
    Perception of Sound
    Sound Localisation
    Tuning Forks (including tests)

Section 4: Pure Tone Audiometry

    Introduction to the Audiometer
    The Audiogram Form
    Defining and Understanding Hearing Thresholds
    Calibration and Care of Equipment
    Test Environment
    Pre-test Assessment and Information
    AC and BC Audiometry
    The Need to Mask
    Recording and Reporting Audiometry Results

Section 5: Pathology, Symptoms and Management Options of Ear and Related Conditions

    Pathology, Symptoms and Management of Conditions of the Pinnae
    Pathology, Symptoms and Management: Auditory Canal Conditions
    Pathology, Symptoms and Management of Cholesteatoma
    Recognising Outer Ear and Tympanic Membrane Conditions/Otoscopy
    Pathology and Symptoms: Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and Otitis Media
    Management of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and Otitis Media
    Pathology, Symptoms and Management of Middle Ear Conditions
    Pathology, Symptoms and Management of Hearing Losses
    Ménière’s Disease: Cause and Presenting Symptoms
    Ménière’s Disease: Management Options
    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and its Management

Section 6: Hearing Loss, Communication and Hearing Conversation

    Living with Hearing Loss
    Deaf Awareness
    Introduction to Sign Language
    Communication Tactics
    The Hearing-impaired Outpatient: Ways to Improve the Experience
    Hearing Conservation and Noise Protection
    Assistive Technology in Audiology
    Realistic Expectations for Hearing Aid Performance

Section 7: Auditory Intervention

    The Range of Hearing Aids
    Digital Hearing Aid Technology
    Hearing Aid Features
    The Ear Piece
    Impression Taking and Contraindications
    Hearing Aid Selection and Prescriptive Formulae
    Hearing Aid Fitting
    The Test Box
    Real Ear Measures
    Hearing Aid Maintenance and Repairs
    Implantable Devices

Section 8: Screening and Diagnostic Investigations

    Diagnostic Audiograms and Uncomfortable Loudness Levels
    Tympanometry Equipment and Testing
    Understanding Tympanometry Results
    Otoacoustic Emissions
    Distraction Test
    Visual Reinforcement Audiometry
    Speech Discrimination Tests: Paediatric and Adult
    Co-operative and Performance Testing in the Under Fives
    Evoked Response Audiometry
    Screening for Hearing Loss in Childhood
    Adult Screening
    Balance Investigations: Excluding the Caloric Test
    The Caloric Test
    Other Advanced Diagnostic Tests
    Case Histories 1: Effect of Results on Each Other
    Case Histories 2: Effect of Vestibular Results on Each Other
    Vestibular Rehabilitation

Section 9: Audiology in Primary Care

    Methods of Wax Removal
    Hearing Difficulties in Primary Care
    Tinnitus in Primary Care
    Dizziness and Imbalance in Primary Care

Section 10: Service Transformation: Open Ear Technology

    Open Ear Technology
    Verifying the Fitting
    Assessing the Outcomes of Hearing Rehabilitation
    Quality Enhancement Tool: Basics and Benefits
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