Hearing Aid Specialists
On the Job
Hearing Aid Specialists select and fit hearing aids for patients. They give hearing tests and interpret the results. They take impressions of patients' ears and prepare or design ear molds.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
- Diagnose medical conditions.
- Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
- Treat chronic diseases or disorders.
- Test patient hearing.
- Instruct patients in the use of assistive equipment.
- Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices.
- Fabricate medical devices.
- Repair medical facility equipment.
- Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- High levels of competition.
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