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Hearing Aid Specialists

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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.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Maintain or repair hearing aids or other communication devices.
    • Train clients to use hearing aids or other augmentative communication devices.
    • Create or modify impressions for earmolds and hearing aid shells.
    • Diagnose and treat hearing or related disabilities under the direction of an audiologist.
    • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in audiology.
    • Assist audiologists in performing aural procedures, such as real ear measurements, speech audiometry, auditory brainstem responses, electronystagmography, and cochlear implant mapping.
    • Demonstrate assistive listening devices (ALDs) to clients.
    Skills
    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    Knowledge
    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $46,120/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $22.17/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 420
    • Yearly Projected Openings 30
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Concern for Others
    • Attention to Detail
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Independence
    Tools
    • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
    • Hearing aids for the physically challenged
    • Aural probes
    • Auditory function screening units
    • Audiometers or accessories
    Technology
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    Tags
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.