Anatomy Video Curriculum
Running approximately 35 minutes in length, this program features high quality graphic depictions to help explain functions and interactions between parts of the inner and outer ear. The video is an ideal training with a variety of applications and has been designed by CAOHC as an educational venue to demonstrate basic ear anatomy, how the ear works and various types and causes of hearing loss.
Certified Course Directors (CDs) may utilize this video as a portion of a 20-hour course leading to the certification of technicians for audiometric testing in industry. CDs using this curriculum to meet CAOHC requirements must augment this 35 minute video curriculum to achieve 60 minutes of instuction. The enclosed auxiliary materials are designed to serve that purpose. CDs may use any or all of the materials included as long as the presentation time meets the 60 minute requirement when using this curriculum as substitution for an otolaryngologist.
The Anatomy, Physiology & Diseases of the Ear Video consists of five modules. Below are the titles of the five modules and the learning objectives for each module.
Effects of Hearing Loss
- Describe common various causes of hearing loss.
- Discuss the impact that hearing loss can have on quality of life and job performance.
- Recognize auditory effects of hearing loss.
- Recognize non-auditory effects of hearing loss.
Anatomy of The Ear
- List three main parts of the human ear.
- Describe a characteristic of each part of the human ear.
Introduction of Ear Inspection and Otoscopy
- List the conditions or red flags that warrant a referral to the Professional Supervisor.
- Describe the anatomical landmarks found in the external ear canal and on the tympanic membrane.
- Demonstrate the safe inspection of the ear canal.
- Discuss the purpose of cerumen and when the amount of cerumen may interfere with obtaining valid hearing test results and require referral to a trained medical professional.
- List the common causes of conductive hearing loss.
- Describe the areas of the ear commonly affected by conductive hearing loss.
Hearing Loss- Sensorineural
- List the common causes of Sensorineural hearing loss.
- Describe the areas of the ear commonly affected by Sensorineural hearing loss.