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CANINE HEARING TESTING + CPD APPROVED QUALIFICATION

BAER testing is the standard method to test for deafness of one or both ears in dogs and cats. BAER stands for brainstem auditory evoked response. The test typically takes only a few minutes and is performed without sedation.

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CANINE HEARING TESTING + CPD APPROVED QUALIFICATION

BAER testing is the standard method to test for deafness of one or both ears in dogs and cats. BAER stands for brainstem auditory evoked response. The test typically takes only a few minutes and is performed without sedation.

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CPD Certified

Self-paced learning

One-off purchase

The Course

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with UFI BAERCOM USA as a UK distributor & course provider

This course requires no prior experience or qualifications.

Congenital deafness is recognised as a problem in dog breeds that carry the extreme piebald gene, i.e. those with a mostly white coat, deafness is also prominent with the gene that causes the merle coat colour (mottled patches of colour in a solid or piebald coat, blue or odd-coloured eyes

BAER TESTING IS A COMPULSORY REQUIREMENT FOR DALMATIANS ETC UNDER THE KENNEL CLUB ASSURED SCHEME

Course duration is typically 3-4 hours and includes: Full & comprehensive point of reference course book & bundle package and 20 FREE Microchips (Qualified implanters only)

Once course is completed you will be added to our CPD advanced learning group completely free of charge, you will also be able to re-do the course (as a refresher etc) anytime COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE

BAER test results can be recorded on Kennel Club Paperwork/database and will be made available via the Kennel Club’s online health recourse Mate Select platform (with Veterinary signature)

UPON COURSE COMPLETION YOU WILL ALSO BE ADDED TO OUR ADVANCED CPD LEARNING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (FREE OF CHARGE) WITH 24/7 365 EXPERT AFTERCARE & SUPPORT

Your Instructor

Luke Knighton

Luke is our expert in-house course assessor, with over 12 years in the industry.

He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise with BAER and will demonstrate best practice techniques, as well as BAERCOM machine installation and operation to assist students in becoming confident and fully qualified.

His extensive knowledge of the industry is invaluable. His attention to detail and his desire to pass on his understanding of the course subject is nothing less than impeccable.

Luke is accredited by the prestigious IAU. He is held in very high esteem and extremely respected by his colleagues in the IAU.

Luke is very passionate about animals health, behaviour and training.

COURSE TOPICS

1. What is BAERCOM

BAERCOM stands for Brainstemm Auditory Evoked Response (BAER), the main component of the BAERCOM system is the unit itself. This BAERCOM generates audible clicks that stimulate the acoustic nerve,that then gives you the BAER data response. The BAERCOM also incorporates EEG signal conditioning circuitry to filter and boost the weak EEG signal, as well as analogue-to-digital and data handling circuits. BAER testing is most often used to screen dogs for congenital deafness. Numerous breeds are at risk for this disorder and in the vast majority it is related to coat colour.

2. Why use BAERCOM

BAERCOM can help us identify if a dog is deaf at a young age,from as young as 6 weeks, which then helps the breeder and new owner to prepare for the puppy’s life. Deaf dogs can be hard to train and would need to be taught from a young age commands for owner and canine to communicate.

3. Canine Hearing Abilities

Puppies are functionally deaf at birth, their ear canals begin to open at two weeks old. Canines have 18 ear muscles in their ears, they use their ear muscles to raise and tilt their head to better catch sound waves.

4. BAERCOM Installation and Operating Process

Before you begin, you must set up you machine and install the BAERCOM CD onto a laptop or computer, the BAERCOM-PC (v2.2) software program was written using VB.

5. BAERCOM Theory Exam

BAERCOM Theory Exam.

 

What our Customers Say

"This is a very easy to follow course the tutor makes it easy to understand"

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07/06/2022

"I will definitely recommend this course to other people"

Sarah L.

13/06/2022

"This is the best course it was so easy to follow and the tutor was brilliant"

Belinda T.

15/06/2022

"I will strongly recommend this course. The tutor made me feel at ease from the start. Great course!"

Richard F.

27/06/2022

What our Customers Say

"This is a very easy to follow course the tutor makes it easy to understand"

Olivia S.

07/06/2022

"I will definitely recommend this course to other people"

Sarah L.

13/06/2022

"This is the best course it was so easy to follow and the tutor was brilliant"

Belinda T.

15/06/2022

"I will strongly recommend this course. The tutor made me feel at ease from the start. Great course!"

Richard F.

27/06/2022

SMARTBREEDER REFRESHER GUARANTEE:

Once you purchase and attend any of our courses—should you still not feel 100% confident—we provide unlimited refresher sessions for you in the subsequent 12 month period at our Manchester HQ Training Academy.

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31/08/2022
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Hearing Course

I was a bit scared at first but the course tutor made me feel at ease and went through the course in such way that I could understand it all. Thank you Smartbreeder.

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19/08/2022
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Hearing Course

What a fantastic course!

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19/07/2022
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This course was made so easy for me to follow and it gave me a lot confidence.

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This is a brilliant qualification to get - the course was brilliant!

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