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This unit of study is designed to facilitate the development of the audiometry nurse’s understanding of the hearing process and client assessment. Content covered within this unit of study includes the anatomy, physiology and pathology of hearing, alterations to hearing, assessment and monitoring hearing. The unit of study is designed to meet the needs of audiometry nurses working within a variety of settings and caring for clients across the lifespan.

Audiometry Nursing
Unit of study code 241
Availability Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

*The single unit of study would not be offered as part of the Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing from January 2023 onwards

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed texts Kramer, S & Brown, DK 2019, Audiology: Science to practice, 3rd edn, Plural Publishing Inc., San Diego USA.
Co-ordinated by Linlin Ho
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Audiometry systems a) describe the normal anatomy and physiology of hearing Assessment 1a: Online discussion x1 5% 2
Theme 2: Pathologies of the ear b) describe the physics of sound Assessment 1b: Quiz (10 questions) 5% 4
Theme 3: Equipment and standards c) demonstrate an understanding of normal child cognitive, speech and language development Assessment 2: Essay (2,000 words) 40% 6
Theme 4: Screening d) identify risk factors for hearing loss along the age continuum Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 5: Clinical assessment e) discuss the pathology associated with types of hearing loss
Theme 6: Management of hearing loss f) identify standards governing, and equipment used in hearing assessments (including maintenance)
Theme 7: Hearing devices and support g) discuss screening techniques

h) describe a thorough clinical hearing assessment on a client and interpret results appropriately

i) develop a holistic approach to the management of clients with a hearing loss

j) identify types of devices and services available to assist clients with a hearing loss.

Audiometry Nursing (241) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.