Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to 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.
Common job titles of Hearing Aid Specialists include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
38.98% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
33.5% said they needed a Associate's Degree.
Diagnose and treat hearing or related disabilities under the direction of an audiologist.
Train clients to use hearing aids or other augmentative communication devices.
Maintain or repair hearing aids or other communication devices.
Administer basic hearing tests including air conduction, bone conduction, or speech audiometry tests.
Perform basic screening procedures, such as pure tone screening, otoacoustic screening, immittance screening, and screening of ear canal status using otoscope.
Select and administer tests to evaluate hearing or related disabilities.
Assist audiologists in performing aural procedures, such as real ear measurements, speech audiometry, auditory brainstem responses, electronystagmography, and cochlear implant mapping.
Demonstrate assistive listening devices (ALDs) to clients.
Create or modify impressions for earmolds and hearing aid shells.
Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in audiology.
Wide range audiometers
Warble tone audiometers
Ultrasonic cleaning systems
Two-channel amplifiersAll Tools
Speech mapping systems
Pure tone audiometers
Programmable hearing aids
Portable auditory screeners
Otoacoustic emissions equipment OAE
Mini hearing aids
Laser measurement systems
In-the-ear hearing aids
In-the-canal hearing aids
Hearing aid vacuum systems
Hearing aid programming interfaces
Hearing aid analyzers
Electroacoustic impedance bridges
Diagnostic tuning forks
Color laser printers
Behind-the-ear hearing aids
Automatic impedance audiometers
Auditory brainstem response screening systems
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Teaching others how to do something.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.