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Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing 
Conservation's (CAOHC) Approved Courses
LOCATION: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL

Initial/Full training dates: February 20-22,2019

Refresher: February 21, 2019


The objective of the program is to teach the participants to become an active part of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Through extensive lectures, workshops and exercises and supervised practicum on related areas of a hearing conservation program, a basic understanding of a comprehensive HCP and audiometric testing is achieved. CAOHC certification/re-certification will be granted upon successful completion of the appropriate course requirements and the passing of the CAOHC standardized written examination."


Ample time will be allowed to use and evaluate different audiometers and to master basic testing techniques. 


"Having a marked hearing loss myself.  I feel by being in this training, I am/will be less embarrassed about my disorder.  I know that testing is not a measure of "me" and how I fit in but a measure of my own hearing "Test Scores." The course is excellent.  The instruction was clear.  The instructor and her assistants were great.  Thanks so much.(Awesome)!"


8:00 am - 8:15 am Sign-in and Introduction
8:15 am - 9:15 am Hearing Conservation in Noise
9:15 am - 10:15 am Anatomy, Physiology and Diseases of the Ear
10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 am - 11:30 am Hearing and the Physics of Sound
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Principles of Noise Analysis and Control
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Audiogram and Its Recordkeeping
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Audiometer and Its Maintenance
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Audiometric Technique
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing/Otoscopic
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Audiogram Review, Referral and Employee Follow-Up
9:00 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Federal and State Regulations Relating to Noise
10:15 am - 10:45
10:45 am - 11:15 am
The Audiometric Test Environment
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Personal Hearing Protection Devices
1:15 pm - 1:45
The Role of the OHC
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Employee Education and Motivation
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Audiometric Technique
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Supervised Audiometric Testing / Otoscopic / HPD Fitting


8:00 am - 9:30 am
Review of the Hearing Conservation Program & Employee Motivation
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Review of Audiometric Testing & Practicum
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Examination (Written and Practical)

Upon successful completion of the course you are eligible for certification as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC).


Georgia W. Rhodes, AuD, CCC-A, has over 28 years in the field of audiology and hearing conservation. She has directed an in-house hearing conservation program for a large corporation and served on an ANSI working committee to establish criteria to judge the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. In addition to being a CAOHC approved course director, Georgia is a clinical audiologist and instructor at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University at Montgomery. During the practicum sessions, Dr. Rhodes is assisted by experienced instructors.



Aaron Johnson, AuD, received his B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and M.S. Degree in Audiology at the University of Montevallo and his Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Academy of Audiology (ALAA) after serving as a Member at Large last year.  He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the

American Speech & Hearing Association and maintains licensure to practice audiology in Alabama and Tennessee.

There will be practicum instructors and audiometers for hands-on sessions to learn testing procedures. Participants may bring their own audiometers with them.



The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 12/21/2022) and has awarded 23.0 contact hours for full course participants and 9.0 contact for refresher course participants. The Deep South Center Health & Safety has awarded 2.3 CEUs for full course participants and 0.9 CEUs for refresher course participants.

For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $108.00/a night plus tax.

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Questions or for more information, please contact or call 205.934-7178
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