Anatomy Video Curriculum
This program will provide you with knowledge of how the ear works, basic ear anatomy, the importance of hearing, and various types and causes of hearing loss. This curriculum has been designed for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) Certified Course Directors as a portion of a 20-hour course leading to the certification of technicians for audiometric testing in industry. These materials may also be utilized in educational venues other than CAOHC Certification. No CAOHC course requirements need to be met in those settings.
The footage is approximately 35 minutes in length. If you are using this curriculum to meet CAOHC requirements and are a CAOHC Course Director, you must augment the media portion of this curriculum to the required time allocation of 60 minutes. The enclosed auxiliary materials are designed to serve that purpose. You 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.