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 (2021-2031) 153
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.94 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Conduct medical tests
Test patient hearing
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Provide in home patient care
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Fit medical supportive devices
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Solve clinical problems
Treat medical condition of patient
Apply traction to patients
Conduct behavior modification
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Feed food to individuals
Attend to patient's personal care
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Implement nutritional practices and techniques
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze organic compounds
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological material samples
Isolate microorganisms
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Analyze medical or health data
Perform medical research
Calculate differential equations
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Examine patients
Take vital signs

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain dental or medical records
Maintain record of medication or equipment dispensed to patient
Document medical prognosis
Write technical health or medical documents
Process medical billing information
Maintain customer and account records
Record medical history
Prepare records of customer charges
Develop photographic media such as film, x-rays, or medical images
Record test or inspection results, procedures, or data

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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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