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New course dates announced for Audiology training by @TracyJamesAudiologist

Our 4th of December @ The British Society of Audiology  accredited course in impression-taking is set to go ahead as planned at @Newbury College as impression-taking comes under the category medical services. Making a good impression of the ear is a skill that develops with experience, but first and foremost must be safe. Our courses focus on safety to each other and our patients / clients as a priority and will follow the British Society of Audiology guidance for both the procedure and covid-19 safety. As a result, we are pleased to announce another date on the 29th of January 2020 […]


Introducing Louise Hart

Louise Hart joins Tracy James to deliver tinnitus and hyperacusis services to adults and children from October 2020. She will also be providing her expertise in our training courses delivered to provide British Society of Audiology Certificates in impression-taking, hearing surveillance and audiometry and tympanometry. Louise says ‘ I am excited to be providing more independent work, alongside my NHS work. I really enjoy training and have pride in helping individuals enable their skills to the recognised standard of the British Society of Audiology. We will be training GPs, teachers of the deaf, assistant audiologists and any professional who works […]


OTIS Simulation software

Audiometry Simulation Software   Otis the virtual patient (from Innoforce.com) can be used to practise basic audiometry and tympanometry and masking. We use it in our classes and its a great way of developing your skills in audiometry without having the pressure of time or the client’s ability to focus, while getting used to the controls and techniques required. If you’re learning how to carry out masking, it is an invaluable learning and evaluation tool and you don’t need to rely on your supervisor to explain results.   Otis is a little bit like a real person, for example, your […]


New December training date added

Our October course in BSA Impression Taking is almost full! We are therefore very pleased to announce that we have now added the 4th December 2020 to our training schedule for the BSA accredited course by Tracy James in BSA impression-taking, in Newbury, Berkshire. See tjaudiology.com for details or email admin@tjaudiology.com


New course dates added

Good news! New dates confirmed for BSA accredited courses by Tracy James in BSA impression-taking, in Newbury, Berkshire. These are taking place on Friday 11th September and  Monday 26th October. See tjaudiology.com for details or email admin@tjaudiology.com


Covid-19 and Online Audiology Training

Unfortunately, due the closing of colleges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, audiology courses at Newbury College will not resume until government advice changes and you will be informed with further notice regarding new dates. We will let you know as soon as new dates for courses are possible again. If you wish to update your skills while you are working from home, then Tracy James provides online tutorials, training courses and refreshers – for all your audiology training needs. Keep safe everyone.


Rule 3 explained? Masking Training with Tracy

I have a masking course that is running in August 2018 (20th!) and I thought that in advance, I might share some thoughts about rule 3. This is the rule that many people scratch their head over, mainly because it can be difficult to see, but also because it doesn’t come up that often (and generally only in more complex cases). Therefore, if you’re used to testing routine cases you may not have to think about rule 3 very much. That’s why it’s good to refresh your knowledge so that you don’t miss it when it does come along. Completing […]


Courses resume in June 2018

Tracy James is about to go on leave to welcome her new little baby girl into the family. Watch this space for dates for the new courses in 2018, which will start from June next year.  In the meantime – visit British Society of Audiology – Events for upcoming BSA courses in the UK. Wish our family James some luck!


Tracy James visits Estonia

Tracy James of TJ Audiology delivered a 3 day BSA certificate training course in Audiometry and Tympanometry at Medivar in Tallin, Estonia. Tallinn was fantastic, with a beautiful old town; cobbled streets, 14th Century buildings and lots of history. Estonians are also very exotic with only 1 million inhabitants. For those of you that don’t know – Estonians speak Estonian which has a lovely sing song lilt to it. The training course was delivered to 5 employees in English and I was amazed at how those on the course (and Europeans in general) were able to use English in their […]


HSE and Hearing Surveillance – Industrial Audiometry UK

The HSE indicates there is variation in practice and standard across practitioners in Hearing Surveillance Programmes. Does your occupational health worker attend a British Society of Audiology accredited course? Tracy James MSc The Health and Safety Executive (2013) carried out visits and questionnaires across a range of health surveillance programmes across the UK so that current practices across teams and individuals could be evaluated. Their key findings included that there was variation in practice across practitioners and health surveillance programmes. In particular, they noted that:  ‘….some practitioners probably did not adopt sufficient measures to exclude the effects of prior exposure […]