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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
  • Board Certified Hearing Instrument Dispenser
  • Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • Certified Hearing Instrument Dispenser
  • Hearing Aid Consultant
  • Hearing Aid Specialist
  • Hearing Care Practitioner
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • Hearing Specialist
  • Senior Hearing Specialist, Audio Prosthologist

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • 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

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Hearing Aid Specialist