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Basic Audiometry and Hearing Problems



School audiometrists administer tests on students to assess and measure hearing. This online course examines the anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism including the nature of the acoustic stimulus, hearing disorders, problems of the hard of hearing, and pure-tone audiometry. The successful completion of the course leads to the Certificate of Registration as a School Audiometrist, granted by the California Department of Health Services. 


  • Successful completion of the course meets the requirements to apply for a California state certified School Audiometrist
  • Work independently to complete the majority of the course online
  • Use precision hearing testing equipment
  • Gain knowledge to perform screening and threshold tests
  • Learn to keep accurate records and prepare necessary reports
  • Earn 4 quarter units of degree-applicable-level credit when you successfully complete the course



  • Internet access
  • Email address
  • Virus protection software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Calibrated portable audiometer


  • Licensed audiologist or state certified school audiometrist mentor for practical assignments
  • Additional textbook may be required

Final Exam

  • Online and written

In person practical final to be given at CSU San Bernardino (out of area students may use a licensed audiologist only to proctor their final)

Audiometrist Certificate

The Audiometrist Certificate can be obtained by submitting an application to the California Department of Health Services 


Course Offerings

Quarter Course Dates Registration Begins
Summer 2020 June 22-July 25, 2020 *April 21, 2020
Fall 2020 August 24-December 5, 2020 *July 1, 2020

*Dates subject to change**Please note that CSUSB will be on the semester system beginning Fall 2020.Fees*Course fees $600

*Fees subject to change

Spring 2020 - Registration begins January 27, 2020

Course # Class Title Course Dates Instructor
43682 (Section 50) HSCI 374 Basic Audiometry & Hearing Problems March 30-June 13, 2020 Thomas Wise
43684 (Section 52) HSCI 374 Basic Audiometry & Hearing Problems March 30-June 13, 2020 Linda Dye

This is an academic credit online course, once you have been given your password and access to the online course, refunds or transfer of fees are no longer possible. The refund policies for the College of Extended and Global Education can be found on our website at: This is a graded academic course and thus follows the campus academic calendar dates. Please visit to view important deadlines for the term.