1. What is Audiogram?

An audiogram is a graphic demonstration of audiometric data. It represents a picture of your hearing ability. It is a graph that represents the softest sound a person can hear at different pitches or frequencies.

2. Tell me what is your favorite environment to work in?

An environment of staff that work together as a team.

3. Tell me what do you like about what you do?

I enjoy helping people stay connected to their friends and family through better hearing. I also like learning about the latest technologies available to assist those with hearing loss.

4. Tell me do you prefer working with children or senior citizens?

Children, however, I do enjoy working with adults.

5. Tell me what form of aural rehabilitation do you use in your current position?

Provision of amplification to meet their hearing needs, and auditory training.

6. Tell me if you could be in another career, what would you pick?

If I had to pick another career I would be a nurse. I enjoy helping people and improving others lives which I feel both fields do.

7. Tell me other than your audiogram, how do you assess a patients needs?

Questionnaires (such as the HHIE), Speech in Noise testing,

8. Tell me how do you make money/or how are you compensated?

I have a mix of private pay and insurance patients.

9. Explain what are the types of tinnitus?

Tinnitus are classified in two:
☛ Pulsatile: It is caused due to muscle movement near the ear, blood flow problem in neck or face, changes in the ear canal.
☛ Non-pulsatile: It is caused due to the nerves involved with hearing, you may hear the sound in both ears.

10. Explain how much money did/do you make starting out as an Audiologist?

Starting salaries are in the range of $42,000 per year and up. I made around $20 per hour when I started back in the 1980′s.

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