Published: 22 February 2010 at 10:59
Additional intake proves a need for more Hearing Aid Audiologists
Demand for Anglia Ruskin University’s newly introduced, work-based Foundation Degree in Audiology continues to rise, so much so that the Department of Hearing and Vision Sciences (formerly the Department of Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing) has introduced an additional student intake in January 2010 to cater for the extra interest.
The Department of Hearing and Vision Sciences is setting standards across the UK for the delivery of its world-leading degree level training programmes and outstanding employer engagement. This latest programme - endorsed by major industry employers - gives students the key skills and knowledge required to qualify as a Hearing Aid Audiologist.
Students starting the course in January travelled from all over the country to be welcomed to Anglia Ruskin as part of their induction process.
Speaking about this degree, Dr John Siderov, Head of the Department of Hearing and Vision Sciences, said:
Suparna Ghose, Skills Development Consultant from Anglia Ruskin University’s Higher Skills @ Work team added:
As part of the Foundation Degree in Audiology, students are assessed in core competencies including: taking a case history, otoscopy, pure tone audiometry and impression taking. Once these competencies have been completed the student can undertake these activities in practice with indirect supervision.