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.
Also called: Audioprosthologist, Hearing Aid Consultant, Hearing Aid Specialist, Hearing Instrument Specialist

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • teaching people how to do something
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Medical software
  • HIMSA Noah
  • Otometrics OTOsuite
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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