Events / Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program (In-Person)

Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program (In-Person)

From June 12, 2024 to June 14, 2024


  • Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program (Initial), Wed, June 12- Fri., June 14
  • Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program (Refresher), Thurs., June 13

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 Instructors:

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.

Lynnette Bardolf, PhD, graduated with her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Audiology and Speech Pathology from the Florida State University, and with her Ph.D. in Audiology from the University of Florida.  Dr. Bardolf spent almost 25 years serving in the Army as a military Audiologist, where she ran several Audiology clinics, was heavily involved in hearing conservation, did Audiology research, and routinely taught CAOHC Courses.  Since retiring, Dr. Bardolf continues to teach CAOHC Courses, treats patients suffering with tinnitus, and volunteers her time as an Audiologist at her local military treatment facility.

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 12/16/2026) and has awarded 25.2 contact hours for full course participants and 8.0 contact for refresher course participants. The Deep South Center Health & Safety has awarded 2.1 CEUs for full course participants and 0.8 CEUs for refresher course participants.


Accommodation Information:

The course will be held at UAB Ryals Public Health Building, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL, 35294, Room 121.  

Directions: Click here to map it

Hotel Information: For the convenience of our participants, Hotel accommodations will be at  Hilton Birmingham at UAB, 808 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205A block of rooms, under UAB, is reserved at the discounted room rate of $ 159 plus taxes, which includes breakfast, Please contact the hotel directly at 205-933-3000, option 2. Click here to reserve hotel room online.

Parking at UAB will be provided in the adjacent parking deck.  Parking instructions for the UAB deck will be included in your confirmation letter you will receive after a paid registration.

Important Information:

Please make sure you bring a laptop or tablet with you to this course.  Both initial certification attendees and recertification attendees need to do this, as you will need these to be able to take the exam at the conclusion of the course.  You will not be able use your phone to take the exam.  If you are bringing a work computer with you, please ensure you get with your IT/Computer security section people at your workplace ahead of this course to ensure that you will be able to logon to the hotel WIFI system, which might require your IT/Computer section to make an adjustment to security settings within the computer for you to logon to the hotel WIFI system.


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 $795 /Refresher $550. Registration fees must be received in advance.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued for registration cancellation within the two week window prior to  the course.

Special Accommodations: If you need any special accommodations during the course, please call 205-934-7076.