Masking Theory & Techniques


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Masking is the presentation of sound to the non-test ear that prevents the patient from hearing the test sound in that ear. This course explains what masking is and why it is sometimes needed in hearing testing. You’ll learn in the course about different types of masking noise, masking terms, and rules that will help you in using masking with patients. You will be introduced to the “plateau” method for masking that is used most often to verify that you are presenting enough noise to keep the non-test ear from hearing the stimulus sounds but not too much masking noise.

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 https://www.aicme.com/files/ihct-application.pdf and email to info @ aicme.com.

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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]

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