Education: Graduate from an educational program accredited by the American SpeechLanguage Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Pathology (CAA) or the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE).
Certification: Possess a certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in the field of Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHACCCA) or certification from the American Board of Audiology of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions.
Licensure: Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
Administer audiology teststoall types of patients.
Identify, assess, and manage auditory, balance, and other neural systems. Provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of the hearing and balance mechanisms including intraoperative monitoring of the cranial nerves, cerumen removal, cochlear implant assessment and management, posturography, and other advanced balance mechanism evaluations.
Review accompanying consultation forms and records, independently determine appropriate tests, adapt test techniques, and utilize clinical judgment based on audiological and psychological precepts.
Conduct routine tests, to include air conduction, bone conduction, speech reception thresholds and speech discrimination, including high-intensity speech discrimination testing.
Counsel beneficiaries as required regardingproblem(s), interpret results and provide guidance and advice on educational and training needs.
Provide a narrative summary of each patient to referring physician and other interested agencies.