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Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program

From June 14, 2021 to June 18, 2021

Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program (Initial Training), June 14-18

& (Refresher), June 15-18, 2021

 

 

 

Course Overview:

The objective of the program is to teach the participants to become an active part of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Through extensive lectures, workshops and exercises and supervised practicum on related areas of a hearing conservation program, a basic understanding of a comprehensive HCP and audiometric testing is achieved. CAOHC certification/re-certification will be granted upon successful completion of the appropriate course requirements and the passing of the CAOHC standardized written examination.”

Ample time will be allowed to use and evaluate different audiometers and to master basic testing techniques. 

Program Faculty:

 

Georgia W. Rhodes, AuD, CCC-A, has over 28 years in the field of audiology and hearing conservation. She has directed an in-house hearing conservation program for a large corporation and served on an ANSI working committee to establish criteria to judge the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. In addition to being a CAOHC approved course director, Georgia is a clinical audiologist and instructor at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University at Montgomery. During the practicum sessions, Dr. Rhodes is assisted by experienced instructors.

Aaron Johnson, AuD, received his B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and M.S. Degree in Audiology at the University of Montevallo and his Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Academy of Audiology (ALAA) after serving as a Member at Large last year.  He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech & Hearing Association and maintains licensure to practice audiology in Alabama and Tennessee.

There will be practicum instructors and audiometers for hands-on sessions to learn testing procedures. Participants may bring their own audiometers with them.

Professional Development:

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 12/21/2022) and has awarded 23.0 contact hours for full course participants and 9.0 contact for refresher course participants. The Deep South Center Health & Safety has awarded 2.3 CEUs for full course participants and 0.9 CEUs for refresher course participants.

COURSE INFORMATION
The full course will be administered online using Zoom in conjunction with CAOHC’s requirements. The practicum and exam will also be delivered online.

INITIAL/FULL

Mon-Wed., June 14-16 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Thurs, June 17 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
By Appointment ONLY – Practicum/exam
Fri., June 18 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
1:00-5:00 PM
*Entire course will be administered online

 

REFRESHERS

Tues., Jun. 15 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM 
Wed., Jun. 16 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Thur., Jun. 17 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
By Appointment ONLY- Practicum/Exam
Fri. Jun. 18 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
*Entire course be will be administered online. 

 

Registration:

Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only. Tuition is for Initial $695 /Refresher $375. Currently, the course is full.  Please contact Laura Wilson to be added to our waiting list, wilson75@uab.edu.