Conduct hearing assessments

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTAU403D, 'Conduct hearing assessments'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for hearing assessments

1.1 Ensure information, including required forms are accessible and ready for use

1.2 Prepare the environment suitably for hearing assessments

1.3 Check equipment and instruments for assessments and calibrated for use

1.4 Ensure personal protective equipment is available and used if required

2. Establish a positive relationship with the client

2.1 Take client case history and explain practice/hearing service administrative procedures to client

2.2 Determine client's expectations

2.3 Gain informed consent from clients where applicable

2.4 Give client the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns

2.5 Identify and meet special needs of client

2.6 Maintain confidentiality of client information

3. Conduct otoscopy

3.1 Follow personal hygiene/infection control procedures

3.2 Conduct otoscopy in a non-threatening manner to produce valid, reliable and accurate results and in accordance with relevant policy and procedures

3.3 Identify abnormalities of the ear canal

3.4 Identify contra-indications for proceeding with further hearing assessments

3.5 Make referral to appropriate agency for further assessment and treatment if required

4. Conduct hearing assessments

4.1 Identify significant features of client history

4.2 Select appropriate hearing assessment/s and explain procedure to client

4.3 Wear appropriate personal protection clothing correctly and follow infection control procedures

4.4 Conduct assessments to produce valid, reliable and accurate results and in accordance with relevant policy and procedures

4.5 Use results to identify specific hearing loss and/or any abnormal functions

4.6 Record results in accordance with relevant policy and procedures

5. Conduct speech audiometry testing

5.1 Verify audiograms

5.2 Assess speech discrimination abilities and their implications for rehabilitation

5.3 Identify any possible retro-cochlear pathology

6. Review results of hearing assessments with client

6.1 Communicate results of assessments clearly and simply to the client

6.2 Discuss options to support client and consider with client

6.3 Negotiate and establish realistic goals for the client

6.4 Record, document and file results in accordance with relevant policies and procedures

6.5 Comply report, including recommendations for further assessment or referral to an appropriate facility or hearing aid fitting

7. Clean and store equipment

7.1 Clean equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturers' requirements and infection control procedures

7.2 Store equipment and attachments in accordance with organisation policy and procedures