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.
“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)
STATE PRACTICAL EXAM DATES
2018 / 2019
PREPARATION COURSE DATES
2018 / 2019
Jan 19, 2019 (Sat)
Jan 12, 2019 (Sat)
May 18, 2019 (Sat)
May 11, 2019 (Sat)
$175 per person
We offer TWO CLASSES (you can choose which one to attend)
Morning session :: 8:30 – 11:00
Afternoon session :: 1:30 – 4:00
We will cover the same areas you will be 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 memorize 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!
To be decided (but will be in the Dallas/Denton area)
Course participants will be informed in good time before each course.