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Hearing Aid Specialists - 29-2092.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Audioprosthologist
  • Hearing Aid Consultant
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
  • Hearing Care Practitioner
  • Hearing Care Specialist
  • Hearing Instrument Dispenser
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS)
  • Hearing Specialist
  • Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist (Licensed HIS)
  • National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (National Board Certified HIS)

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Administer basic hearing tests including air conduction, bone conduction, or speech audiometry tests.
  • Assist audiologists in performing aural procedures, such as real ear measurements, speech audiometry, auditory brainstem responses, electronystagmography, and cochlear implant mapping.
  • Counsel patients and families on communication strategies and the effects of hearing loss.
  • Create or modify impressions for earmolds and hearing aid shells.
  • Demonstrate assistive listening devices (ALDs) to clients.
  • Diagnose and treat hearing or related disabilities under the direction of an audiologist.
  • Maintain or repair hearing aids or other communication devices.
  • 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.
  • Select and administer tests to evaluate hearing or related disabilities.
  • Train clients to use hearing aids or other augmentative communication devices.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices.
  • Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Counsel family members of clients or patients.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Fabricate medical devices.
  • Instruct patients in the use of assistive equipment.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Repair medical facility equipment.
  • Test patient hearing.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Audiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Audiology (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Audiologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Otolaryngologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Hearing Aid Specialist

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Hearing Aid Specialist