Basic Audiology Assistant training

This course is designed for a practice that has already used an Audiology Assistant or Aud Tech in their practice and is looking for training for a new assistant or a refresher course.

If you have never used an assistant in your practice, it is highly recommended to choose one of the other courses. The Best Practice Protocols, Checklists and Training worksheets, which are NOT included with the Basic Audiology Assistant Training Course will greatly improve your success in implementing an Audiology Assistant into your practice if you've never had one on staff or have not created your own Protocols previously.

The Basic Audiology Assistant Training course includes the following:
Supervisor's Guide – To assist the supervising Audiologist to guide the training assistant in weekly courses that are taken online and in-practice.

Does NOT have - Best Practice Protocols

Does NOT have - Checklist and Tracking worksheets

Certificate of Completion - Some states accept this training as one of the accepted means for the supervising audiologist to ensure that the assistant is trained appropriately. This program is designed for training and information purposes only. The audiologist is responsible for the registration or acquiring the state licensure or certification for audiology assistants. The audiologist is responsible to ensure that the assistant and training meet the necessary license regulations to work as an audiology assistant in the state where the clinic resides.


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Module 1 - Welcome and Job Function Overview

    • Job Function Overview

    • Homework assignment 1: What is the definition of an assistant

    • Homework assignment 2: Review End-of-Month Control Sheet

    • Homework assignment 3: Essential Job Function worksheet

    • Homework assignment 4: Ear Molds

    • Homework assignment 5: Tubing and Receiver Review

    • Homework assignment 6: Review of filters in clinic

    • Module 1 - Test your learning

  • 3

    Module 2 - Diagnostics

    • Diagnostics

    • Understanding screening and diagnostic - Flashcards

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    • Audiometer Install, Controls, Menu

    • Audiometer The Hughson-Westlake Method of Obtaining Threshold

    • Homework assignment 1: Schedule your Full diagnostic

    • Homework assignment 2: Practice hearing screenings

    • Homework assignment 3: Review with Supervisor

    • Homework assignment 4: Discuss Tympanometry

    • Homework assignment 5: Begin LACE training

    • Module 2 - Test your learning

  • 4

    Module 3 - Hearing Aids 101

  • 5

    Module 4 - Introduction to Hearing and Hearing Loss

    • Introduction to Hearing and Hearing Loss

    • Introduction to hearing and hearing loss - Flashcards

    • Homework assignment 1: An Introduction to Hearing and Hearing Loss

    • Homework assignment 2: Watch The Following Video

    • Homework assignment 3: Review how the ear works

    • Module 4 - Test your learning

  • 6

    Module 5 - Patient Education During the Hearing Aid Delivery

    • Patient Education During the Hearing Aid Delivery

    • Hearing aid delivery - Flashcards

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    • Dry-Aide Kits

    • Homework assignment 1: Write summary and email to Supervisor

    • Homework assignment 2: Perform and Electroacoustic Analysis

    • Homework assignment 3: Review Point Of Sale system used by clinic

    • Homework assignment 4: Review Hearing Loops

    • Module 5 - Test your learning

  • 7

    Module 6 - Troubleshooting

    • Troubleshooting

    • Homework assignment 1: Review list of manufacturers

    • Homework assignment 2: Practice with NOAH

    • Homework assignment 3: Battery Packaging

    • Module 6 - Test your learning

  • 8

    Module 7 - Infection Control

    • Infection Control

    • Infection control - Flashcards

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    • Homework assignment 1: Review Infection Control Protocol

    • Homework assignment 2: Review cold sterilization process

    • Homework assignment 3: Review delivery process of hearing aids

    • Module 7 - Test your learning

  • 9

    Module 8 - Tools Necessary in the Lab

    • Tools Necessary in the Lab

    • Tools used in the lab

    • Filters and Wax Trap Replacement

    • Homework assignment 1: Practice buffing an earmold

    • Homework assignment 2: Videos

    • Module 8 - Test your learning

  • 10

    Module 9 - Creating Connection Through Better Hearing

    • Creating Connection Through Better Hearing

    • Homework assignment 1: Understanding Hearing Loss

    • Homework assignment 2: Communicating with those with hearing loss

    • Homework assignment 3: CaptionCall and CapTel

    • Module 9 - Test your learning

  • 11

    Module 10 - Aural Rehabilitation

    • Aural Rehabilitation

    • Homework assignment 1: Understand HearCoach

    • Homework assignment 2: Discuss the AR options

    • Module 10 - Test your learning

  • 12

    Next steps

    • Final Review

    • APPENDIX

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...