- 23 - 35 years old.
- must have atleast 2 years experience.
- ASSESSSMENT AND IDENTIFICATION
- Identify, test, diagnose, and manage disorders of human hearing, balance, and tinnitus;interpret test results of behavioral and objective measures Counsel patients about hearing health and the possible need for treatment/management.
- Assess the candidacy of persons with hearing loss for hearing aids and cochlear implants and provide fitting, programming, and audiologic rehabilitation to ensure the best possible outcomes.
- Supervise and conduct newborn hearing screening programs.
- Evaluate and manage children and adults with central auditory processing disorders.
- Screen speech-language, the use of sign language, and other factors affecting communication function for the purposes of audiologic evaluation and/or initial identification of individuals with other communication disorders.
2. MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT
- Perform otoscopic examination of ear canals and ear drum, manage the removal of excessive cerumen, and make ear impressions.
- Recommend and provide hearing aid selection, fitting, and programming.
- Recommend and provide hearing assistive technology systems (HATS)
- Recommend and provide audiologic rehabilitation-including speech reading, communication management, language development, and auditory skill development.
- Perform assessment and nonmedical management of tinnitus.
- Counsel and educate patients and families/caregivers on the psychosocialn adjustment of hearing loss.
3. PREVENTION AND EDUCATION
- Collaborate with educators regarding communication management, educational implications of hearing loss, educational programming, classroom acoustics, and large-area amplification systems for children with hearing loss.
- Educate the public on the prevention of hearing loss, tinnitus, and falls.
- Consult about accessibility for hearing loss in public and private buildings, programs, and services.
- Implement and/or coordinate community, school-based, or occupational hearing screening and coversation programs.
- Participate in the development of professional and technical standards.
- Demonstrate the value of audiologic services by measuring functional outcomes, consumer satisfaction, and effectiveness of treatment.
- Supervise audiology assistants who provide support functions to the practice of audiology