Online Integrated Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 and Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course Guidelines

Online Integrated Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 and Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course Guidelines

The Orientation and Updates to RA 9709 is the lecture portion of the Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course and is also a pre-requisite for non-screener or manager staff members of Hearing Centers such as Speech Therapists, Cochlear Implant Programmers, Developmental Pediatricians, ENT Coordinators, and ENT Implant Surgeons. The screeners and managers of Category A Newborn Hearing Centers will have to pass a written 25 item multiple choice, open notes exam and practical examination.  The passing score for the written examination is 17 out of 25 while the passing for the practical examination is 13 out of 17.  The required lectures are Lectures 1 to 5 and shall take around 75 minutes. The written examination is timed at 30 minutes.  For the practical examination, the examinee has two options. The first option is to submit a 15-minute mp4 video.  The instructions shall be available once the examinee has finished lectures 1 to 5 and the written examination.  If the examiner is not satisfied, the examinee shall be given an appointment for a 30-minute “live” Zoom session.  The second option is for the examinee to make an appointment for a 30-minutes “live” practical examination via Zoom. The submission of the video or setting of an appointment for your practical examination should have been made before August 29, 2020 (11:59 PM). Please take note that it is the responsibility of the examinee to have an OAE or AABR machine to be used in the practical examination, preferably the machine that he or she will use. Category A examinees are required to scan or take a picture and email the...

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