In this course you learn what an audiogram is, and how it contributes to the diagnosis of hearing loss. You are introduced to terms used to describe hearing loss, like “type “, “configuration”, and “degree.” You will learn how patterns of results shown in an audiogram can help to determine whether a patient has normal hearing, a conductive hearing loss, a sensorineural hearing loss, or a mixed hearing loss. You’ll also begin to recognize the audiogram shapes that are typically found in patients with hearing loss due to excessive noise exposure and some other causes of hearing loss.
Please note: The International Hearing Care Technician (IHCT) courses may be purchased individually for $59 USD or as part of a full curriculum for $795 USD. The full curriculum program consists of 20 courses (20 clock-hour curricula) and includes all enduring materials as well as the final examination for the certificate. To enroll in the IHCT program, download the application form at http://aicme.com/files/ihct-application.pdf and email to info @ aicme.com.
- Curriculum International Hearing Care Technician (IHCT)
- Course Number IHCT305
- Price $59.00
- CEUs earned 0.05
- Language English
- Level Introductory
Presenter: James W. Hall, III, Ph.D.
James W. Hall III, Ph.D. received a Bachelor's degree in biology from American International College, a Masters degree from Northwestern University and, in 1979, his Ph.D. in audiology from Baylor College of Medicine under the direction of Dr. James Jerger. Since then, he has held clinical and academic audiology positions at major medical centers, including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas Medical School-Houston, and Vanderbilt University. [more details]