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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $40,070.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 109
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.55 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Following Directions
Conflict Management
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Test patient hearing
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Conduct medical tests
Treat medical condition of patient
Fit medical supportive devices
Monitor fit of prosthetic or selected medical support devices
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Attend to patient's personal care
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Develop medical treatment plans
Develop treatment plans
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Solve clinical problems
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Perform in home visits to provide support or information
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Develop patient therapy programs
Assist clients in handling details of daily life
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Provide assistance in administering rehabilitation
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources

Analyzing Data or Information

Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Examine patients
Analyze speech or hearing data
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Analyze patient activity
Conduct patient assessments
Perform medical research
Analyze business or financial data
Perform financial analysis of organizational resources and health
Examine financial documents to identify or verify concerns
Analyze financial data or information
Analyze applicant financial status
Assess financial status of clients
Develop financial analysis methods
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Analyze sales activities or trends
Conduct physical examinations
Identify financial risks to company
Evaluate degree of financial risk
Assess risks to business operations
Analyze organic compounds
Examine biological material specimens
Perform community, social, or health services related research
Conduct financial investigations
Analyze market conditions or trends
Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Review customer records

Documenting/Recording Information

Record medical history
Maintain dental or medical records
Document medical prognosis
Maintain record of medication or equipment dispensed to patient
Record test or inspection results, procedures, or data
Maintain customer and account records
Prepare records of customer charges
Prepare financial reports
Write technical health or medical documents
Process medical billing information
Manage clinical or social case records
Maintain records of sales or other business transactions
Record client's personal data
Maintain records for social service programs
Maintain client records
Write reports or evaluations
Develop photographic media such as film, x-rays, or medical images

Training and Teaching Others

Educate patients in use of assistive, supportive, or health-related devices
Prepare medical reports
Educate patients regarding diagnosis or treatment
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses
Conduct health training programs
Prepare reports or presentations associated with non-medical therapy treatment
Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities
Instruct patients in methods to improve functional activities
Prepare technical reports or presentations associated with public, community, or governmental services
Teach correct eating habits
Train medical providers

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Hearing Aid Specialist

Related Licensing Requirements

Hearing Aid Dealer (18-0000000091)

IC 25-20-1-3 Qualifications for certificate; examination Sec. 3. The board shall issue a hearing aid dealer certificate of registration to any person who makes application on forms provided by the board if the board has determined to its satisfaction that the applicant: (1) is eighteen (18) years of age or older; (2) if the applicant applies after June 29, 1992: (A) is a high school graduate; or (B) has a: (i) high school equivalency certificate; or (ii) state of Indiana general educational development (GED) diploma issued under IC 20-20-6; (3) has not been convicted of: (A) an act which would constitute a ground for disciplinary sanction under IC 25-1-9; or (B) a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently; (4) has passed the examination prepared by the committee and given by the board to determine that the applicant has the qualifications to properly fit hearing aids; and (5) held a student hearing aid dealer certificate of registration issued under section 5 of this chapter at the time the applicant applied for a hearing aid dealer certificate of registration.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Committee of Indiana Hearing Aid Dealer Examiners (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/had.htm

Student Hearing Aid Dealer (18-0000000092)

IC 25-20-1-5 Student hearing aid dealer certificates of registration Sec. 5. The board shall issue student hearing aid dealer certificates of registration subject to the conditions and criteria for the granting of hearing aid dealer certificates of registration except for the examination requirement. In addition to the above requirements, a student registration certificate shall be issued only to a student applicant who is employed or directly supervised in the fitting of hearing aids by a registrant holding a valid registration. The student hearing aid dealer certificate of registration shall set forth the name of said dealer and said hearing aid dealer shall execute an acknowledgment on the face of said certificate that he is responsible for all acts of the student registrant in connection with the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids. Said student shall fit or dispense hearing aids only pursuant to the direction of and under the supervision of said hearing aid dealer. The student hearing aid dealer certificate of registration shall expire one (1) year from the date of its issuance except that at the discretion of the board the certificate may be reissued for one (1) additional year only. No hearing aid dealer licensed hereunder shall employ, commission, engage or otherwise assume the responsibility for more than three (3) student dealers at any one (1) time, unless approved in writing by the board. A student hearing aid dealer certificate of registration may be cancelled upon the written request of the responsible hearing aid dealer, acknowledged in writing by the board.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Committee of Indiana Hearing Aid Dealer Examiners (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/had.htm

Audiologist (18-0000000020)

For specific licensing requirements, please contact the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Speech Language Pathology Audiology Board (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/speech.htm

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