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Diagnostic Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflexes

Designed for Audiology professionals wishing to add these middle ear diagnostic tests to their testing toolkit to further investigate the type of hearing loss i.e. conductive, mixed or sensori-neural hearing loss

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Description

 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Discuss ear anatomy, physiology and common ear conditions in relation to diagnostic tympanometry and acoustic reflex tests
  • Describe own scope of practice for these procedures and recognise when to refer on
  • Analyse how the testing equipment operates, and identify contraindications for the procedure
  • Safely perform diagnostic tympanometry and acoustic reflex tests using the recognised technique based on current professional best practice guidance
  • Compare and contrast test results with normal test values
  • Evaluate the impact of poor technique and other influencing factors
  • Reflect on the areas of consent, documentation and further ear care management

 

Prerequisites

 

1) Delegates must be experienced in Otoscopy and currently performing it in practice. Delegates who do not meet this criteria will be invited to attend the Ear Examination (Otoscopy) course first.

2) Delegates must be working in the field of Audiology as a Registered Audiologist or under the supervision of a Registered Audiologist