Audiology - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Department of Health

About the Audiology programme

The e-Audiology project is a collaboration between the Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

The Department of Health launched the National Audiology Programme in 2007, working with local health systems to apply the health reform mechanisms of better commissioning and pathway redesign, choice and competition, information and incentives to the design and delivery of their audiology services. There is now a greater focus on sustainability and transfer of good practice.

e-Audiology supports the National Audiology Programme by providing a training resource that encourages continuing professional development, helping those who work within audiology services to provide essential care for their patients.

Audiology

More information

The e-Audiology curriculum has three modules of e-learning designed to support assistant and associate audiologists, audiologists, GPs, GP practice staff, other healthcare professionals and volunteers across the NHS.

Each module contains several e-learning sessions, with each session taking approximately 20 minutes to complete. There are currently three modules, numbered 1, 3 and 4.

e-Audiology project curriculum

You can find out more about each element of the curriculum by selecting the modules below.

Module 1 - Pathway Support

  • Topic 1

    General Skills
  • Topic 2

    Anatomy and Physiology
  • Topic 3

    Acoustics and Psycho-acoustics
  • Topic 4

    Pure Tone Audiometry
  • Topic 5

    Pathology, Symptoms and Management Options of Ear & Related conditions
  • Topic 6

    Hearing Loss, Communication and Hearing Conversation
  • Topic 7

    Auditory Intervention
  • Topic 8

    Screening and Diagnostic Investigations

Module 3 - Audiology in Primary Care

  • Topic 1

    Audiology in Primary Care

Module 4 - Service Transformation

  • Topic 1

    Open Ear Technology
  • Topic 4

    Quality Enhancement Tool

Sample sessions

Approximately 50 hours of online training is currently available. All e-Audiology sessions have been written and quality assured by leading professionals working in audiology and use multimedia features such as animation and self assessment to support the learning.

Below are two sample e-learning sessions you can try out.

  • Tympanometry Equipment and Testing

    This session introduces the tympanometer and explains its features as well as the principles of tympanometry, including when tympanometry would be used and how to perform the test on a subject with normal ears and hearing.

  • Anatomy of the Inner Ear

    This session describes the anatomy of the inner ear, excluding the balance system. It looks at its relative position and structure in detail. The inner and outer hair cells and their differences are identified. The session goes on to discuss the fluids contained in the inner ear. It uses animation and images to show what the inner ear looks like.

Executive group

  • Julia Moore OBE

    (Chair of Executive Group) National Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Sue Hill

    Sue Hill Hon MRCP, OBE

    Project Champion, Chief Scientific Officer & National Clinical Lead for Physiological Measurement, Department of Health
  • Adrian Davis

    Adrian Davis OBE

    Clinical Champion for Audiology, Director New Born Screening Programme, MRC Hearing and Communications Group
  • Ewa Raglan

    Ewa Raglan MD (Hons)

    Consultant Audiological Physician
  • Linda Luxon

    Linda Luxon

    Professor of Audiovestibular Medicine, UCL Ear Institute

Project team

  • Adam Crowley

    Adam Crowley

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH staff - Nick Johnson

    Nick Johnson

    Implementation Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH staff - Paul Jabore

    Paul Jabore

    Lead Instructional Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Audiology programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Audiology programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Audiology programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.

You can check whether or not you qualify for free access by clicking on the ‘Register’ button above.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Audiology programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

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