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Pure Tone Audiometry Screening

This module is intended to provide background on the need for pure tone audiometry screening as well as provide education on the common issues that can be identified through PTA Screening and the corresponding impacts those issues may have.


Learning Objectives:   

At the end of this module, participants will:

  1. Understand the background and need for pure tone audiometry screening
  2. Be educated on the common issues identified through screening and the impact they may have
  3. Gain knowledge of the screening process itself including information on how to screen


Module Structure:

This module is self-paced and available to any user that registers with the Qualidigm Learning Lab. The estimated time to complete is approximately 60 minutes. This module will be eligible to grant Continuing Nursing Education Credit (CNE).

The module will consist of multiple sub-sections or units and will contain various elements, including hyperlinks to readings and web resources, video lessons,  and pre-and post-assessments needed for CNE accreditation.

Duration & Fee:  FREE for Maine School Nurses

CNE Credits Offered:  1

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hours

(note: the module is divided into short digestible units [10-20 mins] which can be completed in small increments)

Hardware/Software Requirements:

Computer with Internet connection

Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled.

The quiz tool within the online modules are not fully compatible with smartphones or tablets. In order to avoid issues, such as answers not being recorded, we recommend using a computer to complete the pre- and post-assessments.

Assessment and Grading:

This learning module begins with a Pre-Assessment that will test your knowledge and allow you to gauge your baseline understanding of the topics to be covered. Your pre-assessment score will not count toward your overall grade. At the end of the module, there is a Post-Assessment that will determine your final grade. A comparison of your Pre-Assessment score and Post-Assessment score will help to assess how much knowledge you’ve gained. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Assessment. Your score must be 85% or better in order to receive a certificate for CNE credit. Please complete the evaluation survey at the conclusion of the learning module.

To Obtain CNE Credits:

  • Complete the entire learning module.
  • Complete the Pre-Assessment, Post Assessment, and Evaluation Survey at the end of the module.
  • You must earn a score of 85% or higher on the Post-Assessment in order to qualify for CNE credits. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Assessment.
  • After confirming that the entire learning module is complete and you have received a score of 85% or higher on the Post-Assessment, a generic certificate of completion will be displayed and available for you for download.
  • The official CNE Documentation Form will be available to download from within the evaluation survey, after you answer all the questions and enter in your contact information.
  • The module will contain seven sub-sections or units and will contain various elements, including hyperlinks to readings and web resources, video lessons and pre-and post-assessments needed for CNE accreditation.

Table of Contents:  The units will consist of the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-Assessment
  3. Why Do We Screen and the State of Maine Screening Requirements?
  4. Auditory System, Types of Hearing Loss, and Diagnostic Evaluations
  5. Proper Screening Strategies, Tips and Tricks
  6. Q&A
  7. Post-Assessment
  8. Closing


  • This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest and there is no commercial support being received for this event

Katherine Duncan obtained her doctorate of audiology (Au.D.) from The Ohio State University. She is currently in her seventh year as an educational audiologist at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Falmouth, Maine. She supports outreach programs for both the birth to five and K-12 populations. She is also the coordinator of the hearing assistive technology program for Child Development Services, Maine’s early intervention system. Katherine is the Audiology Consultant for the Maine Newborn Hearing Program, and she serves on the Maine Newborn Hearing Program Advisory Board. Additionally, she is part-time faculty in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Southern Maine.

Funding:  This module is made possible by the generous support and funding from the Maine Department of Education.

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