Plural Publishing, San Diego, has released a new hearing aid dispensing training manual. The company says its comprehensive, easy-to-use guide is designed for individuals pursuing a career in hearing health care and is a useful study resource for the state practical licensing examination. With a focus on areas of competency for the practical sections of the examination, the manual not only prepares individuals for the exam, but also for day-to-day operations in the professional environment, explains the publisher. 

Krumenacker According to the publisher, the training manual covers the four main competencies of most state practical examinations: audiometric testing, impression taking, hearing aid fitting and hearing aid troubleshooting. The competency modules are divided into chapters related to the concept of the module. Objectives and vocabulary open the chapter to help guide the reader. A “putting it all together” section at the end of each chapter ties together the concepts with practical activities allowing individuals to perform each competency as they would for their state licensing examination.

Author, Suzanne Krumenacker, AuD is a licensed dispensing audiologist and staff audiologist in the audiology/technical support department for Starkey Hearing Technologies, Minneapolis, MN. In addition to working in manufacturing for mre than ten years, she spent six years in a private practice setting fitting and dispensing hearing aids. Dr. Krumenacker earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hearing and Speech Science as well as her Master’s degree in Audiology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She earned her Doctorate degree in 2010 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.


Source:  Plural Publishing