Audiology Technology Solutions, LLC

About the course: 

This course provides you with the foundational knowledge and understanding you need to do a hearing evaluation following best practices. The course is designed for new learners trying to develop their skills as well as returning practitioners looking for a tune-up.

You will learn to complete a hearing evaluation of the outer, middle, and inner ear. The course goes over important anatomy and how hearing works, along with how hearing health providers assess each part of the hearing pathway.

Each lesson contains easy to understand text and includes visual aids and video supplements to help you with complex concepts. At the end of each lesson, you will find instructions for how to access a custom made practice case using a state-of-the-art simulation software called Theta. Theta will be your virtual patient, and it responds like a real patient would (but it doesn’t get bored or fall asleep in the booth!). These practice cases will target the concepts discussed in the lesson, so you get hands-on experience as you learn!

Each practice assignment gives you instant feedback on your performance, along with flags for things you can work on to improve as you go. You can complete each practice case as many times as you want, giving you essentially unlimited opportunities to practice and gain confidence.

Once you finish each lesson, there is a short quiz to check your understanding. Complete the entire course and ace the final quiz to earn your first certificate. You will then be eligible to complete your certification practical exam to become a Theta-certified provider!

This course will give you the experience and understanding you need to feel confident as you perform hearing evaluations! We’re looking forward to helping you along your journey!

NOTE: After purchasing, please allow 24-48 hours to activate your Theta account to access the practice simulations.

About the course creator: Shae Morgan is a licensed hearing health professional in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds both an Au.D. and Ph.D. in Audiology. He is the developer and technology lead who designed and helps maintain the Theta audiology simulator. With this unique triple skill set of web development, education, and audiology, he provides an unparalleled experience in delivering features and experiences that learners need in an intuitive, user-friendly environment. 

When he’s not debugging or working on the next feature or version, Dr. Morgan likes to spend time with his spouse and two kids, play table tennis, tinker on his 3D printer, and explore outdoors.

About the company: Audiology Technology Solutions, LLC was formed in 2020 in response to the immediate need to provide meaningful clinical simulation experiences in audiology for university students. Since then, it has continued to grow and support its mission: To provide accessible, high-quality services that can be used to train and evaluate hearing health professionals. We believe that an improved patient experience starts with professionals who are confident and competent in their skills and ATS services provide that confidence and experience to all providers, regardless of their educational or training background.

Future Courses:

Advanced masking principles

Audiometry Basics and Screening

Principles of speech testing

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Unit 1: Intro and Anatomy

    • Meet the Expert

    • Introductory to the Theta portal

    • Download the Theta Academy Manual

    • Test your learning - Introductory to Theta interface

    • Lesson 01: The human ear

    • Test your learning - The human ear

    • Lesson 02: The outer ear

    • Test your learning - The outer ear

    • Lesson 03: The middle ear

    • Test your learning - The middle ear

    • Lesson 04: The inner ear

    • Test your learning - The inner ear

  • 2

    Unit 2: Hearing test basics

    • Lesson 05: The audiogram

    • Test your learning - The audiogram

    • Lesson 06: Audiogram Interpretation

    • Test your learning - Audiogram interpretation

    • Lesson 07: The audiometer

    • Test your learning - The audiometer

    • Lesson 08: Hearing screening

    • Test your learning - Hearing screening

  • 3

    Unit 3: Pure tone testing and masking

    • Lesson 09: Air conduction thresholds

    • Test your learning - Air conduction thresholds

    • Lesson 10: Bone conduction thresholds

    • Test your learning - Bone conduction thresholds

    • Lesson 11: Air conduction masking

    • Test your learning - Air conduction masking

    • Lesson 12: Bone conduction masking

    • Test your learning - Bone conduction masking

  • 4

    Unit 4: Speech testing

    • Lesson 13: Speech recognition thresholds

    • Test your learning - Speech recognition thresholds

    • Lesson 14: Word recognition scores

    • Test your learning - Word recognition scores

    • Lesson 15: Speech masking

    • Test your learning - Speech masking

  • 5

    Unit 5: The hearing evaluation

    • Lesson 16: The hearing evaluation

  • 6

    Test your learning - Final (required)

    • Final quiz for your Certificate of Completion

  • 7

    Theta Academy Certification (Optional) - Recommended

    • Theta Academy Certification