Hearing instrument dispensing includes several professions that overlap. There are traditional hearing aid dispensers, Board Certified hearing health professionals, hearing aid practitioners, hearing instrument specialists, audioprosthologists, audiologists, doctors of audiology, otolaryngologists and other doctors of medicine. This document summarizes the scope of dispenser services as defined by the 1999 NBC-HIS Role Delineation Study of Hearing Aid Dispensers (D’Costa, 1999). It does not replace or supersede current state and federal regulations governing the practice of hearing instrument dispensing, but is specific to the training and legitimate professional activities of those practitioners licensed in hearing instrument dispensing.
Simply put, the purposes of this document are twofold: to provide a model hearing instrument dispenser practice plan for state/provincial licensing boards and to provide consumers, government agencies and other interested parties official information about the specific services and understandings a patient has the right to expect from a competent hearing health professional.
The following guiding principles and assumptions were used in the development of this profile:
The NBC-HIS 1999 Role Delineation Study analyzed the responses of survey responders to 100 tasks in terms of the frequency with which each task was performed, and in terms of the level of supervision occurring with each task performance. Sixteen broad procedures were identified using statistical clustering of the tasks and are listed below.
The sixteen procedures listed above were then grouped into six major areas as follows:
The following section addresses the expected outcomes, indication for procedure and procedure methods for each of the six categories.
Indication for Procedure:
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