Profession audiology technician

Audiology technicians create and service hearing aids and hearing protection products. They dispense, fit and provide hearing aids for those who need them.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Health, safety and hygiene legislation

    The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.

  • Hygiene in a health care setting

    The procedures related to maintaining a hygienic environment within a health care setting such as hospitals and clinics. It can range from hand washing to cleaning and disinfection of medical equipment used and infection control methods.

  • Types of audiological equipment

    Types and brands of audiological equipment and accessories for audiometers and hearing tests, foam tips, bone conductors, etc.

Skills

  • Maintain laboratory equipment

    Clean laboratory glassware and other equipment after use and inspect it for damage or corrosion in order to ensure its proper functioning.

  • Advise customers on hearing aids

    Provide customers with advice on various types of hearing aids and inform customers on how to operate and maintain hearing devices.

  • Maintain records of clients' prescriptions

    Keep records of customers' prescriptions, payments and work orders sent to the laboratory.

  • Produce impressions for ear moulds

    Produce an impression of the ear for an ear mould, also adjusting the mould accordingly.

  • Perform technical tasks with great care

    Avoiding possible risks and unwanted outcomes by watching carefully over all parts of a machine, device or vehicle and executing processes of production, maintenance or repair with great care.

  • Order supplies for audiology services

    Order supplies and devices related to hearing aids and similar audiology-related equipment.

  • Perform repairs for hearing aids

    Perform basic repairs, replacements and adjustments to hearing aids at the customers' specific request.

Optional knowledge and skills

hearing aids empathise with the healthcare user geriatrics adapt hearing tests contribute to continuity of health care hearing loss adjust hearing aids physiology of hearing assist audiologists with screening use special hearing equipment for tests human ear ensure proper appointment administration communication related to hearing impairment use e-health and mobile health technologies schedule audiologist appointments listen actively prepare patients for assessments comply with legislation related to health care acoustics recommend hearing aids refer healthcare users