Dispense hearing devices

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTAUD005, 'Dispense hearing devices'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Dispense hearing devices' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Confirm hearing device requirements

1.1 Interpret outcomes of hearing assessment documentation

1.2 Select style and performance requirements of hearing device(s) based on hearing assessment, client communication and physical needs

1.3 Select appropriate additional device requirements for optimal acoustic performance and client management needs

2. Take ear impressions

2.1 Follow personal hygiene and infection control procedures

2.2 Recognise and respond to contraindications to taking ear impressions with otoscopy

2.3 Make referral to other facilities for assessment and treatment

2.4 Select correct sized otoblocks

2.5 Prepare mould material in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions

2.6 Follow correct and safe impression taking procedure

2.7 Examine ear impressions for defects and take new impression if defects found

2.8 Determine any modifications that may be required to ensure a comfortable insertion and fit

2.9 Examine ear condition post impression

2.10 Package ear impressions suitably and send to ear mould manufacturer

2.11 Adapt ear impression processes in line with emerging technologies

3. Prepare for fitting

3.1 Prepare information and required documentation

3.2 Prepare the environment for hearing aid fitting

3.3 Check and calibrate equipment ready for use

3.4 Check availability of required personal protective equipment as required

4. Fit hearing aids

4.1 Follow manufacturer’s recommended fitting procedures and industry best practice including recognised fitting formulae

4.2 Assess occlusion effect and make appropriate modifications to minimise its effects

4.3 Determine acceptable power output and evaluate in consultation with the client

4.4 Assess hearing device for acoustic feedback and take action to minimise its effects if needed

4.5 Evaluate objective and subjective performance and comfort factors and make modifications as required

4.6 Clean and store equipment and attachments in accordance with manufacturers’ requirements and infection control procedures

5. Provide advice and resources to the client

5.1 Instruct client/carer clearly on correct use and maintenance arrangements

5.2 Give client the opportunity to voice concerns in relation to hearing aid fitting and address client’s concerns

5.3 Provide relevant materials to client about their device and services available

5.4 Make informed judgment from client responses about client ability to manage use of device

5.5 Make recommendations for further assessment or treatment in accordance with industry standards

6. Complete and manage documentation

6.1 Complete, present and store accurate documentation in accordance with relevant policies and procedures

6.2 Document expected short and long term outcomes

7. Follow up client

7.1 Organise client follow up in accordance with industry standards

7.2 Verify and validate success of fitting and modify electroacoustic parameters where appropriate

8. Maintain and repair hearing aids

8.1 Check hearing aid and its components manually

8.2 Conduct acoustic listening check of hearing aid

8.3 Complete test box measurements as required or interpret 2cc coupler data

8.4 Complete minor hearing aid repairs in accordance with industry standards

8.5 Arrange major hearing aid repairs when required

8.6 Inform client of the cause of and solution to the device problem and possible ways to overcome this

8.7 Make minor modifications to improve comfort or acoustic performance