Hearing Aid Specialists

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.

Median Annual Wage: $43,010

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: Hearing Instrument Specialist; Audioprosthologist; Board Certified Hearing Instrument Dispenser; Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist; Certified Hearing Instrument Dispenser; Hearing Aid Consultant; Hearing Aid Specialist; Hearing Care Practitioner; Hearing Specialist; Senior Hearing Specialist, Audio Prosthologist

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  • 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.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in audiology.
  • Demonstrate assistive listening devices (ALDs) to clients.

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  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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