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Secondary Training Program

Objectives:

To fill in the dearth of audiologists in the schools and communities through training of SPED Teachers and Community Coordinators in an effort to uplift the quality of education for the deaf and support screening and rehabilitation programs in the community.

Specific Objectives:

The two-day training on educational Audiology aims to provide participants with:

  1. A basic knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of hearing,

  2. An elementary information on the assessment of hearing.

  3. Skills in amplification.

  4. Competencies in providing auditory, speech, and language activities.


Topic Outline:

Parts and Function of the Ear

Diseases and Examination of the Ear

Nature of Sounds

Assessment Strategies

Audiological Re/Habilitation: Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implant

Hearing Aid Troubleshooting

Request for Training:

A training request can be done by writing a letter of request addressed to BHPI’s Executive Director and Chairman, Dr. Norberto Martinez. It will be processed subject to availability of schedule and location of the training.

 
 


Description:

Putting great emphasis on the incorporation of prevention of deafness and hearing impairment programs into existing primary health care services and community-based rehabilitation programs, the EARS (Easy Access to Rehabilitation Services) Program was developed and is being implemented to make the transition uncomplicated. Incorporating all aspects of prevention and rehabilitation through a comprehensive training package available to all levels of health care, the EARS is aimed at achieving the vision of a Better Hearing for All by 2024 through manpower development.

Objectives:

To develop knowledge and skills in incorporating the Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment Program with existing Primary Health Care Services and Community-based Rehabilitation Programs.

Methodology:

Lectures

To provide basic knowledge on ear and hearing enabling participants to have an understanding of the different strategies available for ear and hearing care, and impairment/disease prevention, control, and management.

Interactive Workshops

As the modules were designed as an interactive workshop, dynamic participation is expected from all participants. To facilitate this, a moderator assigned for each group shall facilitate the sessions utilizing activities which stimulates thinking and tickles the imagination.

Presentations and Open Forum

To provide a venue for other participants to comment on the different proposals, Facilitators will present their group’s output. After each presentation, the floor will be opened for further questions and recommendations.

Training Modules:

Tertiary Training Program

Objectives:

To provide knowledge and skills amongst Medical Professionals in the implementation of Capability Building and Service Delivery Component of the National Ear and Hearing Health Care Program within the Primary Health Care System and Community-based Rehabilitation Programs.

Specific:

The three-day workshop seeks:

  1. to provide core knowledge and skills in the prevention, control, and management of hearing impairment and deafness;

  2. to develop skills in the incorporation of ear and hearing health care with existing municipal health office services;

  3. to establish a referral source for existing community based rehabilitation services within the province;

  4. to establish common goals in preventing deafness and hearing impairment;

  5. to conceptualize a plan in making the Program sustainable.

Topic Outline:

The National Ear and Hearing Health Care Program: Hearing Impairment in the Philippines

Review of the Structure and Function of the Ear

Examination of the Ear

Ear Conditions: Diagnosis and Management

Ear Surgeries: Indications and Description

Nature of Sound

Hearing Evaluation: Diagnostic Approach

Hearing Evaluation: Community-based Approach

Review

Aural Habilitation

Re/habilitation and Education

Facilitating Skills for Trainers

Strategic Planning Workshop

   
 
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