This presentation will describe best practices in pure-tone audiometry to ensure that results are valid. Further, the audience will learn important interpretation principles including determination of type, magnitude, configuration and symmetry of hearing loss.This course is recommended for students or for professionals returning to clinical work after an absence who would like a review of best practices in pure tone audiometry.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED FOR CEU CREDIT as CEUs are expired. It is available in the library as a resource but not a CEU course.
Course created on October 16, 2013
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to explain how to perform pure-tone audiometry via the modified Hughson-Westlake procedure
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to discuss preparation of an audiogram and principles in ensuring its validity
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe and define parameters of audiogram interpretation, including determination of type, magnitude, configuration and symmetry
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Rationale|
|5-10 Minutes||Preparing for Testing|
|10-15 Minutes||Equipment Considerations|
|15-20 Minutes||Audiogram and Sample Instructions|
|20-35 Minutes||Modified Hughson-Westlake Procedure, recording of symbols, pure-tone averages, validity|
|35-45 Minutes||Interpretation: magnitude and type|
|45-55 Minutes||Interpretation: symmetry and configuration; Explanation of results|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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L. Maureen Valente, PhD
Dr. Valente has been honored to serve as the Director of Audiology Studies and Associate Professor within Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine’s Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis. She was employed as a clinical/rehabilitative audiologist in a variety of medical settings, prior to serving as a full-time faculty member at Saint Louis University for 18 years. She has served in her current position for eight years, considering working with students and AuD Education among her greatest professional passions. She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, notably having published a textbook entitled “Pure-tone Audiometry and Masking” in 2009 (Plural Publishing). Clinical and research interests have included Diagnostic Audiology, Vestibular Assessment Across the Lifespan, and Auditory Processing Disorders. She is thrilled to have been invited to coordinate and moderate this “Back to Basics Series” and to also serve as one of the presenters.
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