Oregon Statutes - Chapter 694 - Hearing Aid Specialists - Section 694.075 - Examination subject areas; rules.

The qualifying examination provided in ORS 694.065 (3) shall include but not be limited to:

(1) Tests of knowledge in the following areas as they pertain to the fitting of hearing aids:

(a) Basic physics of sound.

(b) The human hearing mechanism, including the science of hearing and the causes and rehabilitation of abnormal hearing and hearing disorders.

(c) Structure and function of hearing aids.

(2) Tests of proficiency in the following techniques as they pertain to the fitting of hearing aids:

(a) Pure tone audiometry, including air conduction testing and bone conduction testing.

(b) Live voice or recorded voice speech audiometry, including speech reception threshold testing and speech discrimination testing.

(c) Effective masking.

(d) Recording and evaluation of audiograms and speech audiometry to determine hearing aid candidacy.

(e) Selection and adaptation of hearing aids and testing of hearing aids.

(f) Taking earmold impressions.

(3) Other relevant subjects established by rule based upon changes or advances in industry technology and health care delivery systems, client safety or current scientific infection control techniques. [1959 c.634 §6; 1997 c.319 §3]

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