The manual focuses on competency for the practical sections of the examination, preparing individuals for the exam, but also for day-to-day operations in the professional environment. Separated into four modules, the book covers the main competencies of most state practical examinations: audiometric assessment, ear impressions, hearing instrument fitting, and hearing instrument care and follow-up.
The competency modules are divided into chapters related to the concept of the module. Each chapter begins with objectives and terms with definitions to help orient the reader to the topic. Each module concludes with a “Putting It All Together” section, tying together the concepts of the module with practical activities and allowing the individual to perform the competency as they would for the licensing examination. The section is followed by module quiz questions that allow the reader to increase comprehension and test their knowledge.
New to the Second Edition
Two new chapters on Infection Control and Tympanometry
Module quizzes to check reader understanding for each major section
A glossary of terms with definitions
Additional appendices, including “cheat sheets” with quick information on important topics, an abbreviations chart, and answers to module quiz questions
About the Author
Suzanne Krumenacker, AuD is a licensed Dispensing Audiologist and is a Staff Audiologist in the Audiology/Technical Support Department for Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. In addition to working in manufacturing for over 10 years, she spent 6 years in a private practice setting fitting and dispensing hearing aids. Dr. Krumenacker earned her Bachelor of Science in Hearing and Speech Science as well as her Masters Degree in Audiology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She earned her Doctorate Degree in 2010 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has a passion for the profession, more importantly hearing aid dispensing, so during her free time, she coaches and trains individuals from all over the country to prepare for their State Hearing Aid Dispensing Licensing exams