Audiology - elearning 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 elearning 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.


More information

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

Each module contains several elearning 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 elearning 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 elearning for healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, HEE elearning 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 elearning for healthcare
  • elfh staff - Nick Johnson

    Nick Johnson

    Implementation Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • elfh staff - Paul Jabore

    Paul Jabore

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

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

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To view the Audiology programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

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

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Audiology programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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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