• General

    Demonstrate knowledge of hearing impairment

    Welcome to learning about hearing impairment. This is one in a series of online courses especially developed for technicians in Vision and Hearing Screening.

    The learning material on this ilearn site covers  the unit standard 23375 for two versions.

    Version 1 (V1) US 23375 Demonstrate knowledge of hearing impairment  3 credits

    Version 2 (V2) US 23375 Describe hearing impairment   5 credits

    Make sure you do the correct assessment for the version of the unit standard you are enrolled in.

    Look before you leap!

    Take the time to go through the following sections before starting on the activities. Read the sections and make notes as you go.

    • Getting started

      Getting startedHow do I use this content?

      • Make notes to identify the important ideas.

      • Take your own notes.

      • Complete activities as you go through the content and make a note of your answers.

      What will I learn about?

      When you have finished this course you will have learned more about:

      • Hearing, structures and functions of the ear.

      • Understanding sound.

      • Causes and types of hearing loss.

      • The psychosocial impact of hearing loss.

      • Support for people who are hearing impaired.


    • Contents and activities

      Contents & activitiesHow do I use this content?

      • Read through each of the content areas below.

      • Make notes to identify the important ideas in the content.

      • Take your own notes (using your journal).

      • Complete the activities as you go through the content and make a note of your answers.


    • Completing US23375

      You must be enrolled with Careerforce as a trainee to complete the assessment for this unit standard and gain credit for it.

      If you are enrolled in the National Certificate in Community Support Services (Vision and Hearing Screening) (Level 3) then you need to do the Trainee Assessment Portfolio for version 1 of the unit standard 

      • US 23375 Demonstrate knowledge of hearing impairment

      If you are enrolled in the New Zealand Certificate in Vision and Hearing Screening (Level 3) then you need to do the Trainee Assessment for version 2 of the unit standard 

      • US 23375 Describe hearing impairment

      Refer to the vision and hearing screening page of the Careerforce website for more information about enrolling in the New Zealand Certificate.

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