Hearing Aid Specialists
Core Tasks Include:
- Select and administer tests to evaluate hearing or related disabilities.
- Administer basic hearing tests including air conduction, bone conduction, or speech audiometry tests.
- Train clients to use hearing aids or other augmentative communication devices.
- Create or modify impressions for earmolds and hearing aid shells.
- Maintain or repair hearing aids or other communication devices.
- Demonstrate assistive listening devices (ALDs) to clients.
- Perform basic screening procedures, such as pure tone screening, otoacoustic screening, immittance screening, and screening of ear canal status using otoscope.
- Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in audiology.
Supplemental Tasks Include:
- Diagnose and treat hearing or related disabilities under the direction of an audiologist.
- Assist audiologists in performing aural procedures, such as real ear measurements, speech audiometry, auditory brainstem responses, electronystagmography, and cochlear implant mapping.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™.