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ERA Training & Consultancy Ltd

Registered in England, No. 08713170

 

ERA (Electric Response Audiometry) is a technique in which information about the hearing system is gained from the measurement of electrophysiological signals from the hearing pathways. This site is the new portal for the annual 5-day residential ERA training course designed for healthcare scientists and medical staff.

A 3-day course is also available, the Newborn ABR Course, for those specifically involved in post-screening tests of newborns.

 

See the Courses page for further details including course dates, fees and how to apply.

 

Recent developments: following NHSP’s forced abandonment of support for post-screening diagnostic testing, we have picked up the baton to ensure continuity of support in these respects:

(a) the continuation of ABR Peer Review and related services (though regrettably without the authority and economy provided by a government-sponsored national body)

(b) the Newborn ABR Refresher Day series of update courses, in collaboration with Interacoustics

(c) a new ABR Peer Review Information Day has been introduced

 

ERA Course

(5 day residential)

• The origin and characteristics of AEPs & OAEs

• Instrumentation requirements

• Basic methodology

• Stimulus calibration

• NHSP ABR guidance and interpretation advice

• ABR techniques (+practicals)

• ACR techniques (+practical)

• OAE techniques (+practical)

• ASSR techniques (+practical)

• Tests for auditory neuropathy

• VEMP testing

• Efficient Clinical Strategies

• Masking

• Waveform interpretation

• Case studies & discussions

• Errors & their avoidance

• Peer Review

• Emerging techniques

 

Newborn ABR Course

(3 day residential)

• NHSP ABR guidance and interpretation advice

• Stimulus Calibration

• AC threshold ABR (+practical)

• BC threshold ABR (+practical)

• ASSR tests (+practical)

• Tests for auditory neuropathy

• Efficient Clinical Strategies

• Errors & their avoidance

• Masking

• Waveform interpretation

• Reporting

• Peer Review

• Case studies & discussions

 

Newborn ABR Refresher Day

• NHSP ABR guidance and interpretation

• Waveform interpretation

• Peer Review Exercise

• Errors & their avoidance

• Masking

• Tests for auditory neuropathy

• Further testing & Case Management

• Efficient Clinical Strategies

 

ABR Peer Review Information Day

•The objectives & benefits of peer review

•What it is, and what it doesn’t include

•Various models for PR, with pros & cons

•A detailed description of the NHSP / South

London model

•A workshop / group practical session reviewing

a number of cases

•The need for and benefits of reviewer training &

accreditation, describing how the process works