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Ear Health Assessment Program (EHAP)

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge to perform ear health examinations and hearing health evaluations.

Ear Health Assessment Program (EHAP)

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21 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

The bundle price is $3,000 (inc GST). This includes Hearing and Ear Health Foundations for Healthcare Professionals - Online Program. A saving of $500! The program purchased on a payment plan is $3,500 ($600 paid over 5 months, plus a $500 administration fee).

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health
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Program delivery

Three-day face-to-face workshop

Entry requirements

This program is designed for individuals for whom Otoscopy and Tympanometry is part of their scope of practice. Relevant roles include:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners
  • Audiologists
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • General Practitioners
  • General Practice Registrars
  • Registered Nurses

Others on application.

Your registration includes:

  • A three-day accredited workshop learning the skills of ear health assessment
  • Workplace readiness on successful completion of the final workshop day
  • A student Kit worth $300
  • Pre-workshop webinar
  • Optional post-workshop four-hour refresher training
  • Free access to the Hearing and Ear health Foundation Program for Healthcare Professionals (online)
  • Ongoing access to live ear health education webinars and resources.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, Brisbane City
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The Larwill Studio, Parkville
08 November 20228:45AM - 4:30PM09 November 20228:45AM - 4:30PM10 November 20228:45AM - 4:30PM11 November 20228:45AM - 1:00PM
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Overview

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge to perform ear health examinations and hearing health evaluations. Students will learn the fundamentals of performing otoscopy, tympanometry, and the theoretical components of audiometric screening, whilst also understanding the associated risks and complications.

Although you are technically ‘workplace ready’, to ensure best practice we recommend that you are observed by a peer in your workplace before performing otoscopy and tympanometry on clients. Please note, all ear health assessment activities must be undertaken in accordance with your workplace policies and procedures.

Course content

The three-day face-to-face workshop incorporates all components required to complete a safe and effective ear health assessment. You will feel confident performing otoscopy, tympanometry, and demonstrate the theoretical components of audiometric screening as well as gaining the ability to identify common ear health conditions.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system
  • Perform a comprehensive ear health examination
  • Identify contraindications to proceed with hearing assessment
  • Perform otoscopy
  • Perform tympanometry
  • Understand the results post otoscopy assessment and tympanometry screening
  • Recognise ear abnormalities
  • Recognise the need to refer to a specialist
  • Give the patient a comprehensive explanation of the examination findings
  • Document the examination findings and outcome in the patient’s history
  • Perform a paediatric ear health assessment
  • Accurately identify a range of conditions of the auditory system
  • Apply a broad knowledge of strategies to manage a range of middle ear conditions
  • Provide client-centred education to support health promotion
  • Outline any follow-up required and make appropriate specialist referrals as needed.
Units of competency

Qualification: 11032NAT Course in Ear Health Assessment 

  • NAT11032001 Perform otoscopy
  • NAT11032002 Perform tympanometry
  • NAT11032003 Perform paediatric ear health assessment

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What level of experience do I need to participate in this program?

This program is designed for individuals for whom otoscopy and tympanometry is part of their scope of practice and you are required to learn this skill for your current job role. Please see entry requirements for the list of relevant roles.

Is Foundations a prerequisite for EHAP?

No, but we strongly recommend completing the Hearing and Ear Health Foundations for Healthcare Professionals prior to attending. It is a great way to learn or refresh your memory on the fundamentals of ear health, particularly a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology, in preparation for this program. Access to this online program is offered free of charge on registration onto EHAP.

What are the benefits of this program?

If you are looking to gain advanced skills in a range of techniques to perform ear health assessments, then this program is for you. You will learn the fundamentals of performing otoscopy, tympanometry, performing adult and paediatric ear health assessments and the theoretical components of audiometric screening, whilst also understanding the associated risks and complications.

What payment options are available?

On enrolment you will be asked to pay upfront by credit card or on a payment plan. The cost of the Ear Health Assessment Program is $3500.

  1. If you choose to pay upfront then you will receive a discount of $500! This brings the upfront costs down to $3000, (which you can pay by credit card).
  2. The program purchased on a payment plan is $3,500 ($600 paid over 5 months, plus a $500 administration fee).
Will I be workplace ready at the completion of this program?

Yes! Once you have completed the workshop, you will be accredited and workplace ready to perform otoscopy, tympanometry and perform paediatric and adult ear health assessments. The best part is all assessments are completed during the workshop so you will have no workplace or online assessments to complete.

Although you are technically ‘workplace ready’, to ensure best practice we recommend that you are observed by a peer in your workplace before performing irrigation procedures on clients. Please note, all irrigation activities must be undertaken in accordance with your workplace policies and procedures.

How many CPD hours will I receive for this program?

This program takes approximately 21 hours of active learning. The hours of active learning should act as a guide to CPD hours. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning they have completed. As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD.

What will I receive at the completion of the program?

In the final session of the 3 day program you will receive a Statement of Attainment. On successful completion of the program, you will receive a Statement of Attainment. A Statement of Attainment is issued only once an individual has successfully completed all accredited units.

Can I do tympanometry as a stand-alone program?

No. Tympanometry forms part of the Ear Health Assessment Program only.

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