State Practical Exam Preparation Course

Phase Seminars is pleased to announce a State Practical Exam course for Hearing Aid Dispensers and Hearing Instrument Specialists.  This course will give you the best opportunity to pass the State practical exam as it covers the same areas that you will be graded on in the exam.

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Vincent Yero BC-HIS

As one of the Proctors and Rater for the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation exam for hearing aid dispensers and hearing instrument specialists, I am well equipped with knowing what we are looking for you to do in a practical exam and how the grading process is made up.

If you take this course you will pass this exam on the first time around, saving lots of money and time.”

(Vincent Yero BC-HIS)


2018 / 2019

May 18, 2019 (Sat)


2018 / 2019

May 11, 2019 (Sat)

We offer TWO CLASSES (you can choose which one to attend)

Morning session (8:30am to 11am)

Afternoon session (1:30pm – 4:00pm)

We cover the same areas you are graded on in the practical exam!

  • Equipment calibration and Sound field Calibration procedures
  • How to correctly perform Air Conduction Threshold testing
  • Bone Conduction Threshold
  • Sanitation Procedures:  What are they looking for?
  • Proper Calibration methods
  • Sound Field Testing -Aided and Unaided SRT and WRS
  • Why is it important to establish the “better ear”
  • What is the difference between SRT and PTA, and why does that matter or what does it mean?
  • Learn everything you need to know about masking
    • Masking Air and Bone conduction
    • How to mask the way the state wants you to do it so that you will pass the State exam
    • What to say when someone asks a question about masking
    • What to do in hypothetical scenarios to get the correct answers
    • How to remember the symbols for masking( and how to indicate them correctly on the Audiogram)
    • Learn how to identify what frequencies will need masking and why
    • Learn the protocol for why you would mask (not just repeat or memorise a sentence that many times under pressure you will forget)
    • How to mask effectively (and how to record it on the Audiogram)
  • Learn what the FDA regulations about making a referral (and how to properly identify and list them)
  • Here’s a trick: Remember “PDF WORD BAG” pain, dizziness, foreign object, wax, Opening in ear drum, Rapid Loss, Deformity, Bone Air Gap
  • What to record on your Audiogram (where to record it and why)
  • Properly demonstrating how to establish an effective Pure Tone Threshold for Air and Bone conduction (including when to mask and where to record it correctly)
  • Making a good ear impression on the very first attempt (what to do and what not to do)

There are many other areas but this will give you the best opportunity to pass.

It is even better than the ILE prep course info!

Cost $175 per person

Licence Preparation Registration Form

Course participants will be informed in good time before each course.