ERIC Number: ED128592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Audiometric Assistant. A Suggested Guide for a Manpower Training Program.
National Association for Hearing and Speech Action, Silver Spring, MD.
Prepared to assist agency and university programs in the organization of a program to prepare trainees for employment as audiometric assistants, this guide is intended for use by professional individuals who are familiar with clinical speech and hearing problems. The manual contains five teaching modules, each including training time, objectives, module outline, suggested activities, and suggested references. Topics are (1) trainee orientation, (2) the hearing mechanism, (3) communication process, (4) hearing measurement, (5) and work experience training. Introductory material suggests that the sequence of topic presentation should be the result of the instructor's clinical experience and that the guide outlines only minimal knowledge and skill requirements to be obtained by the trainee since additional topics or broader exploration of suggested topics will vary according to the needs, background, and interest of the trainee as well as the instructor's preference. Also included are a job description for audiometric assistants, training facility criteria, trainee qualifications, instructor qualifications, suggestions for the organization of intensive instruction, and the program outline. The appendix contains a brief glossary of professional terms and organizations, plus a suggested list of films and anatomical models. (WL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Hearing and Speech Action, Silver Spring, MD.