Tracy James Audiology Training
We provide small group training courses in all areas of audiology.
Over 350 delegates have successfully completed our courses in the past 5 years – from health care professionals, audiologists, GPs and ENT consultants, to hearing aid dispensers, occupational health workers, and professionals working in the music and noise-protection industry.
Our courses offer an opportunity to learn something new, refresh existing knowledge, improve skills, or simply keep up-to-date with the latest developments within audiology. Completing one or more of our audiology courses may also increase your opportunities for career advancement.
All of our courses (with the exception of Masking in Audiometry) are accredited by the British Society of Audiology. The BSA advances knowledge, promotes learning, informs good practice, and drives positive impact in the field of audiology.
We are listed on The UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP)
Tracy James & Louise Hart
Both Tracy and Louise are highly certified, HCPC registered audiologists with many years experience in the field of audiology. Tracy has over 20 years experience in Audiology as a clinician, lecturer and trainer. Louise has worked as an audiologist for the last 30 years and she has worked as an assessor and supervisor for the University of Southampton BSc in Audiology programme.
Why choose Tracy James Audiology Training?
Our small group courses are between 1-3 days in duration. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with an emphasis on practical training using relevant audiology equipment. The course structure ensures that there’s always plenty of time to ask Tracy or Louise questions.
A BSA certificate is awarded to those who attend our accredited training courses and pass both the practical and written assessment on the course.
Accredited courses may be required by your personal liability insurance company to carry out impressions or audiometry testing in your field. An accredited course is also recommended by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for those being trained to test hearing in the workplace.
Where are our courses held?
Our courses are usually held at Newbury College in Berkshire, however we can also offer courses in-house nationwide in the UK and internationally.
In-house courses are ideal for larger numbers of delegates, saving money on travel and time costs to businesses. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about in-house courses.
In 2024 we will be introducing a BSA accredited Wax Removal course – you can register your interest for this course by emailing email@example.com
Delegates who join our courses include health care professionals, assistant audiologists, nurse practitioners, occupational health workers, nurses, GPs, ENT consultants, hearing aid dispensers, trainee and qualified audiologists, plus professionals working in the music and noise-protection industry.
Impression taking needs to be carried out for many reasons. Most commonly in the NHS or private hearing aid dispensing ear impressions are required to create ear moulds for hearing aids. However, ear impressions are also required for custom made swim plugs, musician’s ear plugs and custom hearing protection. In order to make the best product available, a good accurate impression is imperative.
Our otoscopy & impression taking courses will teach you how to take impressions safely and according to the BSA recommended procedure. You will be provided with practical time and knowledge to make sure that your impression reaches the second bend of the ear canal.
We also provide training for Occupational Health Workers/Therapists and Occupational Audiologists who work within occupational audiology and who require skills in audiometry.
The British Society of Audiology (BSA) accredits our courses in Surveillance Audiometry (formally Industrial Audiometry) and the Basic Audiometry and Tympanometry course. These courses are designed for people with no or limited background knowledge or training in audiology.
Our Surveillance Audiometry course is tailored to those carrying out hearing tests in the work place for employees undergoing hearing surveillance, and includes noise management and hearing protection. The Basic Audiometry and Tympanometry course is more detailed, and may be more useful for those working alongside or within a health-based profession (e.g. assistant audiologists, nurses or GPs).
Both audiometry courses teach individuals how to carry out hearing tests according to the BSA recommended procedure. Practical and theoretical competency for this skill is assessed before a certificate is obtained. It is also possible to obtain your audiometry and tympanometry certificate separately.
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