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Audiology Subject Codes

Audiology is one of five categories ASHA Continuing Education (CE) uses to identify the subject code for a CE course. The bullets listed below each code are examples of content appropriate for that subject. Additional examples that may apply can be found on the overview subject code page.

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Audiology Assessment – 5010

Content area: Professional

  • Applied studies in electrophysiology
    • Auditory evoked potentials
    • Electrocochleography
    • Electronystagmography
    • Electroneurography
    • Otoacoustic emissions
    • Posturography
    • Rotary chair testing
  • Auditory dysfunction
  • Calibration in clinical procedures
  • Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD)
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Hearing loss
  • Hearing loss protocols and procedures
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Medical considerations such as standardization of clinical test procedures
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Vestibular and balance assessment

Audiologic Habilitation/Rehabilitation – 5020

Content Area: Professional

  • Cerumen management
  • Communication issues related to auditory processing disorders
  • Communication options, including manual communication and cued speech
  • Documentation and funding
  • Habilitation/rehabilitation strategies for individuals with hearing disorders, including auditory processing disorders
  • Medical considerations (e.g., impact of hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders on psychosocial, vocational, and family functioning)
  • School and educational issues
  • Techniques for individuals using: (e.g., hearing aids, assistive listening devices, auditory trainers, cochlear implants, implantable devices, and tactile aids)
  • Tinnitus treatment
  • Transitioning (e.g., acute setting to community, or acute setting to postsecondary education)
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Vocational transition, training, and/or rehabilitation

Hearing Assistive Technology – 5030  

Content Area: Professional

  • Selection, evaluation, orientation, and follow-up; electroacoustic measurements; programming; and maintenance with assistive listening devices (e.g., wide area spaces, classroom systems, and public areas) that include the following:
    • Auditory trainers
    • Bone-anchored hearing aids
    • Cochlear implants
    • Hearing aids
    • Implantable devices
    • Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids
    • Personal sound amplification products (PSAPs)
    • Signaling devices  

Hearing Conservation and Preservation – 5040       

Content Area: Professional

  • Components of industrial audiology conservation programs
  • Components of hearing conservation and/or prevention programs
  • Current and proposed standards
  • Noise measurement and control techniques

2015 Changes

6010 Hearing Science — no longer in use

  • Acoustics and psychoacoustics
  • Anatomy and physiology of the ear across the life span
  • Genetics
  • Signal Processing
  • Speech perception: psychophysical aspects
  • Models of the ear and hearing
  • New methods in hearing research
  • Multicultural issues related to hearing science
  • Area: Basic Communication Processes

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