Intermediate Audiometry Workshop (2 day program)

Efficient, practical training in conducting basic hearing tests on adults in the occupational and medical settings.

The Intermediate Audiometry Workshop is a skills-focussed, two-day program that provides students with the basic knowledge and skills required to conduct routine hearing tests, understand and present test results and safely conduct ear inspections in adults. 

*Coal Services Order 43-compliant audiometry course

 

Workshop aims and outcomes

The course is primarily aimed at health practitioners within the medical and health assessment sectors, particularly those seeking compliance with the requirements of NSW Coal Services Order 43.

We offer public courses in selected locations as well as in-house sessions to businesses with several staff members to be trained. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds (including nurses, doctors, allied health professionals & related fields), both with and without prior hearing testing experience.

Course content is drawn from the techniques described in the best practice documents including: Australian Standard 1269.4 Auditory assessment, relevant Codes of Practice and government legislation plus input from university-qualified audiologists with over 20 years clinical and teaching experience.

Students will gain basic skills and knowledge in a number of areas, including:

  • Conducting hearing tests on adults following Australian Standard technique
  • Creating and understanding audiograms (test results)
  • Managing the effects of background noise on test accuracy
  • Conducting otoscopy (ear inspections) safely and effectively
  • Assessing and presenting test results
  • Ear anatomy & physiology
  • Common ear conditions
  • Audiogram comparison
  • Orientation to audiometry legislation (including NSW Coal Services Order 43 requirements)
  • Checking equipment for faults
  • Tips for managing challenging testing situations

The Intermediate Audiometry Workshop is taught to small-medium sized groups. This allows our teachers to provide one-on-one, hands-on practical sessions and individually tailor students’ development of key audiometry skills.

While this course offers two full days of training, there is insufficient content and practice to gain full compliance with audiometry Standards and legislation. See our comprehensive 4-day Occupational Audiometry Course for full compliance training.

 

Who would benefit from this workshop?

  • Current audiometric testers in the medical or health assessment sectors who want to align their skills with “best practice”.
  • Nurses seeking compliance with the new directive for audiometry training under Coal Services Order 43 (NSW)
  • New or inexperienced people interested in learning the basics of audiometry “from scratch”.
  • Medical practices wanting to enhance the quality and accuracy of audiometry results and reporting.
  • Medical practices with an audiometer and no personnel with the skills to use it.
  • Existing testers who want to improve skills and confidence in otoscopy (inspecting ears) & audiometry.
  • Nurses and other clinicians looking to gain a valuable skill and earn Continuing Education credit*.

* Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim up to 14 CPD hours.

 

Workshop Fees

The fee for this workshop is $ 1,760.00 including GST ($ 1,600.00 + $ 160.00 GST) per person.

Payment in full is required to secure a place on the course.

 

Workshop Dates

Courses are currently run in Sydney and Newcastle. 

Follow the instructions in the table below to access the online registration and expression of interest forms. If you need assistance while completing an online form please contact Lynne on 0478 776 039.

NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop and attendance at all sessions is required (8:30am – 4:30pm)

PLEASE NOTE: Workshops will only run if a minimum number of registrations are received.


Course Date

Location

Course Status

11 – 12 FEBRUARY 2019 NEWCASTLE Open for registrations
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14 – 15 FEBRUARY 2019 SYDNEY Open for registrations
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24 – 25 JUNE 2019

NEWCASTLE

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27 – 28 JUNE 2019

SYDNEY

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16 – 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

NEWCASTLE

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19 – 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

SYDNEY

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Flexible, in-house course delivery

Along with our public workshop offering, for organisations with several people to be trained (maximum of 6), we can work with you and your diary to select a time and date that suits, usually at your workplace. We bring all teaching materials and can provide practice audiometers or use your own equipment. We can also customise course content to match company protocols or other preferences as required.For more information on the Intermediate Audiometry Workshop or to discuss how we can fit audiometry training into your busy schedule please contact us.

 

Student feedback…

“I liked the way the practical related to the theory components, and that we had adequate practice. Also, the training directly related to the requirements at our current job. I most liked the one-on-one help during the practical sessions and the easy manner of the presenters – very relaxed. Overall a good course with topics well covered and objectives reached. I am now much more confident in conducting hearing tests correctly. I’m also a lot clearer about what I’m looking for when performing otoscopy.” Louise, Registered Nurse

 

About The Hearing Company

We specialise in supporting audiometry practices with quality training, consulting and equipment. Our personnel have been involved in teaching occupational audiometry for over 15 years in Australia and overseas, bringing to our courses unrivaled expertise in this field. We now have more than 1,000 course graduates spread throughout Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East.

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