The Audiology Refresher series was originally conceived by Margaret Glasgow and were originally published over several years in issues of the BATOD Magazine. Qualified Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (QToDs) have many factors to deal with in their jobs. The mandatory qualification training for Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (ToDs) includes basic audiology. Detail may be forgotten when the knowledge has not been used for some time in daily practice. Margaret, and colleagues, authored a series of articles to give QToDs, course students, and other professionals working with deaf children quick access to refresh their memory of basic audiological knowledge and practices. This resource was last updated in 2009 and this project has offered the opportunity to seek the views of QToDs, student ToDs and associated professionals to help shape and lead this vital update.
Six working groups made up of dedicated chairs, co-chairs and experts working in deaf education, audiology and technology across the UK have been developing new and updated content on
- Anatomy and physiology of the ear
- Aetiology and types of deafness
- Auditory perception and hearing testing
- Acoustics and physics of sound
- Listening skills and functional hearing
- Hearing technologies
For more information on this resource or if you would like to make a suggestion or contribution, please send an email to: [email protected]
A list of the acronyms and initialisms used can be found here.
This BATOD project began in May 2022 and is jointly funded by William Demant Foundation and BATOD, working in partnership with DeafKidz International (DKI) who are coordinating the project, along with the British Society of Audiology (BSA), the lead partner.
Please note: Some of this information has been archived and as such may be out of date or no longer relevant.