HEARnet Learning


HEARnet Learning is part of the HEARing CRC's Hearing Education and Research Network (HEARnet).  They have a number of training courses available online and the following have been endorsed by Audiology Australia.  Certificates of Attendance will be issued to Audiology Australia members who complete and pass the quiz and complete the evaluation.  

CPD points are logged by Audiology Australia to member profiles in the month following module completion.

Auditory Processing Disorders: Diagnosis and Cognition

This module provides an overview of Auditory Processing Disorders - their diagnosis, management and the influence of cognition.

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Issues in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Auditory Processing Disorders

This module examines the issues associated with the diagnosis and treatment of Auditory Processing Disorders in children.

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What A Difference A Screen Makes – A LOCHI Study Update

This module provides an update (October 2014) on the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) Study examining the long-term speech, language, psychosocial and educational outcomes of children with hearing impairment.

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Long-term Sound Deprivation and Cochlear Implantation

This module is based on a Masterclass lecture presented by Dr Isabelle Boisvert (Macquarie University, The Hearing Cooperative Research Centre) in April 2016 as part of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) and Cochlear’s Hope Seminar Series. It examines the current research literature into predicting hearing outcomes from cochlear implantation in adults with asymmetric hearing loss, including single-sided deafness.

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Unilateral Hearing Loss: What We Know, What Is Lacking

This module examines the current research literature into unilateral hearing loss. It focuses on the impact of unilateral hearing loss on infants and young children as well as the audiological approaches to managing unilateral hearing loss in children.

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The Benefits and Issues Associated with Bilateral Cochlear Implantations in Children and Young Adults

This module is based on a Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and Cochlear Ltd HOPE presentation by Dr Karyn Galvin (Senior Research Fellow, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, The University of Melbourne) held in August 2014. Objective and subjective data are presented that provide a unique insight into the outcomes of paediatric bilateral implantations and the implications for pre- and post-operative clinical management. 

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Parents’ Journey from Diagnosis to Intervention of Hearing Loss

This module is based on a webinar delivered as part of a six-part webinar series by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children to share the research outcomes from the National Acoustic Laboratories and the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre’s (CRC) Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment study (LOCHI Study). The module is delivered in three distinct parts. The first two parts of the module explain the outcomes from two specific studies:
    • Study 1: Mixed methods study exploring the perspectives of parents regarding the information and personal/emotional support received at diagnosis; and
    • Study 2: A qualitative descriptive study exploring the nature of parental involvement and the factors that influenced parental involvement in the intervention of children with hearing loss.
The final part of the module explains the clinical significance of the research findings from both studies.

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Assistive Listening Devices

This training module on Assistive Listening Devices by Word Of Mouth Technology provides an overview on the different assistive listening technologies, excluding hearing aids and cochlear implants, that are currently available to help individuals manage their hearing loss.

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Optimum Communication Outcomes for Children with Significant Hearing Loss

This module provides an overview of HEARing CRC research into determining the best practices that enhance habilitation in children. 

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Clinical Application of Cortical Responses using HEARLab

This module demonstrates the use of the HEARLab device for Aided Cortical Assessment and Cortical Threshold Estimation.

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Understanding Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials

This module provides a theoretical overview on CAEPs which includes how and where they are generated in the brain.

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Diagnosing Spatial Processing Disorder with LiSN-S

This module provides an introduction to using the LiSN-S software to diagnose Spatial Processing Disorders (SPD)

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Hearing Aids and Directional Microphones

This module provides a theoretical refresher course on directional microphones in hearing aids.

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Hybrid Devices Fitting Practices and Programming

This modules provides clinicians with an overview of the fitting practices for hybrid cochlear implants (hybrid devices).

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Using Lean Management Methodology in Cochlear Implant Clinics

This module provides a detailed insight into theRoyal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) Cochlear Implant Clinic's incorporation of Lean business principles into it operations.

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Patient-centred Care in Audiology

This module is based on two webinars called ‘Keep it simple! The impact of audiologists’ language on clients' decisions to obtain hearing aids’ and ‘How patient-centred are initial audiological rehabilitation consultations? An investigation of audiologist-patient communication’ presented to the British Society of Audiology in late 2015.

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Self-Determination Theory and Hearing Rehabilitation

This module examines how motivation influences an individual's decision to seek professional help for their hearing loss. In doing so, it provides a broad overview of the psychology of motivation and more specifically how self-determination theory can provide insights into the varied reasons patients take action to manage their hearing loss.

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Remediating Spatial Processing Disorder with Sound Storm

This module provides an overview on how to remediate spatial processing disorder using the iOS-based (iPad) Sound Storm App training program. 
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Setting the Scene in Infant Diagnostic Audiology - Part 1


The Role of the Diagnostic Audiologist in Helping to Optimise Outcomes for Children with Hearing Loss

Please note, This course requires a payment for entry.

Cost: AUD 20.00 (includes GST)