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Hearing Aid Specialists
(SOC Code : 29-2092)
in Ventura County

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. Excludes “Audiologists” (29-1181).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Ventura County is the same as Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA.
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AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20201st Qtr$27.88$24.76$27.97$30.88

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Hearing Aid Dispenser LicenseDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board
http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov

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Industry Title
Number of Employers in Ventura County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,03613.3%
Offices of Physicians 9274.0%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 363.5%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Perform basic screening procedures such as pure tone screening, otoacoustic screening, immittance screening, and screening of ear canal status using otoscope.
Administer basic hearing tests including air conduction, bone conduction, or speech audiometry tests.
Select and administer tests to evaluate hearing or related disabilities.
Maintain or repair hearing aids or other communication devices.
Train clients to use hearing aids or other augmentative communication devices.
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.
Demonstrate assistive listening devices (ALDs) to clients.
Diagnose and treat hearing or related disabilities under the direction of an audiologist.
Assist audiologists in performing aural procedures such as real ear measurements, speech audiometry, auditory brainstem responses, electronystagmography, and cochlear implant mapping.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - 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.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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