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Hearing Aid Specialists

Also called: Audioprosthologist, Hearing Aid Consultant, Hearing Aid Specialist, Hearing Instrument Specialist

What they do:
Select and fit hearing aids for customers. Administer and interpret tests of hearing. Assess hearing instrument efficacy. Take ear impressions and prepare, design, and modify ear molds.
On the job, you would:
  • Perform basic screening procedures such as pure tone screening, otoacoustic screening, immittance screening, and screening of ear canal status using otoscope.
  • Administer basic hearing tests including air conduction, bone conduction, or speech audiometry tests.
  • Select and administer tests to evaluate hearing or related disabilities.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Math and Science
  • psychology
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • teaching people how to do something
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$41,430
per year, on average
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