AUDIOLOGIST Skillsheet

CERUMEN MANAGEMENT
Lavage
                             
Curette
                             
Suction
                             
Exhibit Skill with Minimum Patient Discomfort
                             
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
Determine Appropriate Instrument for Cerumen Removal
                             
EAR IMPRESSIONS
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
Demonstrate Bracing Techniques
                             
Exhibit Otoblock Placement Depth
                             
Impression Removal
                             
Demonstrate Otoscopic Re-Examination
                             
Provide Overall Quality of Impression
                             
ENG/VNG
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
Determine if Use of Pharmacologic Agents will Affect Outcome
                             
Set up and Operation of Equipment
                             
Administer Each Test in Battery
                             
Accurately Administer Water Caloric
                             
Accurately Administer Air Caloric
                             
Accurately Interpret Results
                             
Make Appropriate Referrals and Recommendations
                             
HEARING AID FITTING
Ability to Insert Earmold/Device into Ear
                             
Accurately Trim Earmold Tubing Length
                             
Ability to Determine Appropriateness of Fit (Likeliness of Discomfort, Feedback, etc.)
                             
Instruct Patient on Care and Use According to Patient Level of Understanding
                             
HEARING AID PROGRAMMING
Prepare Patient with Accurate Device and Programming Software Setup
                             
Manipulate Program Software to Support Optimized Performance of Devices (Able to Change Output, Compressions Settings, Feedback and Program Management, etc.)
                             
HEARING AID SELECTION
Appropriately Select Test Battery to Support HA Selection Process (MCL, LDL, COSI, HHHI, Life-Style Assessments, QuickSIN, TEN test, etc.)
                             
Accurately Perform Test Battery
                             
Knowledge of Hearing Aid Technology
                             
Select Appropriate Technology Based on Test Performance and Patient Needs
                             
Counsel Patients on Hearing Aid Choices
                             
HEARING AID TROUBLESHOOTING/REPAIRS
Systematically Evaluate Device Performance to Determine Cause of Malfunction
                             
Perform Electroaccoustic Analysis in Determining Device Function
                             
Perform In-Office Repair (Tube/Filter Change, Receiver/Microphone Cleaning, etc.)
                             
Determine Need for Manufacturer Repair
                             
HEARING AID VERIFICATION
Set up and Perform Functional Gain Measurement
                             
Set up and Perform Probe-Microphone Measurement
                             
Set up and Perform RECD Protocols
                             
Recognize Changes Required Based on Verification Outcome
                             
Recognize Device Limitations and Counsel Patient Appropriately Based on Verification Outcomes
                             
IMMITTANCE TESTING
Acoustic Reflex Decay Technique
                             
Accurately Record Results
                             
Understand Significance of Test Results in Pediatric Population
                             
Understand Significance of Test Results in Adult Population
                             
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
Thoroughly Set up and Operate Equipment
                             
Tympanometry Technique
                             
Acoustic Reflex Threshold Technique
                             
INTERPRETATION AND COUNSELING
Describe Audiogram, Hearing Loss Severity, Speech Findings and Acoustic Immittance Testing
                             
Integrate Data for Differential Diagnosis
                             
Demonstrate Knowledge of and Implement Aural Rehabilitation
                             
Provide General Patient Counseling Skills
                             
Provide Family Counseling Skills
                             
Provide Educational Counseling
                             
Give Appropriate Recommendations
                             
NEURODIAGNOSTIC ABR
Set up and Operation of Equipment
                             
Knowledge of Equipment Parameters
                             
Identify Waveforms
                             
Knowledge of Waveform Morphology
                             
Knowledge of Normative Data (Latencies etc.)
                             
Knowledge of Various Electrode Montages
                             
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
OTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONS TESTING
Knowledge of TEOAE and DPOAE
                             
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
Demonstrate Testing Technique (Probe Insertion)
                             
Ability to Interpret/Integrate Results
                             
OTOSCOPY
Demonstrate Knowledge and Use of Equipment
                             
Use Appropriate Skill Technique
                             
Use Accurate and Professional Description of Findings
                             
Make Appropriate Referrals
                             
PATIENT INTERVIEW/CASE HISTORY
Exhibit Professional Behavior During Interactions
                             
Ask Appropriate Questions
                             
Ask Appropriate Follow-up Questions
                             
Use Both Open and Closed Questions
                             
Put the Patient at Ease
                             
PURE TONE TESTING BY AIR CONDUCTION
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
Set up and Operation of Equipment
                             
Demonstrate Pure-Tone Sequence and Threshold Technique
                             
Manage Difficult-to-Test Patients: False Negatives
                             
Manage Difficult-to-Test Patients: Pediatrics
                             
Demonstrate Appropriate/Accurate Masking Technique
                             
Manage Difficult-to-Test Patients: False Positives
                             
Manage Difficult-to-Test Patients: Non-Organic Hearing Loss
                             
PURE-TONE TESTING BY BONE CONDUCTION
Set up and Operation of Equipment
                             
Bone Oscillator Placement/Masking Transducer Placement
                             
Exhibit Sequence and Technique
                             
Accurately Record Results
                             
Demonstrate Appropriate/Accurate Masking Technique
                             
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
SPEECH RECEPTION THRESHOLD TESTING
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
SRT Technique to Obtain Valid Thresholds
                             
Set up and Operation of VU Meter Control for MLV and Use of Recorded Speech
                             
Appropriately Demonstrate Masking Technique for SRT
                             
TERTIARY SKILLS
MLR/P300/BioMark Skills
                             
ASSR Skills
                             
ECOCHG Skills
                             
Rotary Chair Skills
                             
CDP Skills
                             
CDVA Skills
                             
VEMP Skills
                             
Intro-Operative Monitoring Skills
                             
TINNITUS
Make Appropriate Referrals and Recommendations
                             
Dispense Devices When Appropriate
                             
Obtain Case History and Complete Tinnitus Questionnaire
                             
Administer Tinnitus Evaluation
                             
VESTIBULAR ASSESSMENT - BASIC
Evaluate Vestibular Case History
                             
Ask Appropriate Questions
                             
Use Both Open and Closed Questions
                             
Ask Appropriate Follow-up Questions
                             
VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION THERAPY
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions
                             
Appropriately Determine of VRT Procedures
                             
Correctly Perform Canalith Repositioning Manuever
                             
WORD-RECOGNITION TESTING
Set up and Operation of VU Meter Control for MLV and Use of Recorded Speech
                             
Exhibit Presentation Level with Rationale
                             
Accurately Record Results
                             
Demonstrate Appropriate/Accurate Masking Technique
                             
Prepare Patient with Appropriate Instructions