Hearing Aid Technician
The purpose of this position is to provide and oversee audiological technical support for the Department of Audiology. The responsibilities encompass support for our daily clinical operations, specific support for our hearing aid dispensing program and cochlear implant program, and other administrative support. The position will include some direct patient contact and interaction when there is a need to triage hearing aid and/or cochlear implant problems and repairs.
Process all new hearing aid orders and repair orders for UR Medicine Audiology (Clinton Woods, Lattimore, and Greece locations)
Prepare hearing aids to be dispensed to patients, including:
Run electroacoustic and listening tests on all new hearing aids when received
Prepare product bags with hearing aid, earmold(s), batteries for audiologist
Charge hearing aids and related accessories in preparation for fitting/dispensing
Trouble shoot and repair hearing aids and/or earmolds on a daily basis, including provide in-office hearing aid repairs for the walk-in clinic. Be familiar with hearing aid accessories and replacement parts for resale at the walk-in clinic (e.g. batteries, dry aid kits, telephone comfort pads, replacement domes, receivers, and wax guards). Must be able to determine appropriate accessories required for various hearing aid manufacturers
Other Clinical Support
Open/close audiology testing area daily, i.e. turn on lights, equipment, room supplies
Calibrate equipment i.e., Verifit, Tympstar, OAE
Provide infection control and sterilization of equipment for patient safety
Receive and process ACCESS-VR authorizations for audiology services
Process/track state aid applications
Manage stock of clinic supplies (i.e., earmold impression material, shipping boxes, HA parts, programming cables, earhooks, brochures, accessories)
Organize/maintain supply of test forms in the booths and chart-up pick station
Provide secretarial support and back-up as needed, i.e. faxing, copying, process mail, pull and file charts, patient check-out and scheduling.
Prepare paperwork and submit hearing aid pre-approval requests for patients with Medicaid. Handle warranty and insurance verification for hearing aids and cochlear implants
Support and document hearing aids loaned out through our stock hearing aid loaner program. Manage/track stock, loaner, donated, and salvaged hearing aids.
Manage all technical specifications documents from hearing aid manufacturers. Maintain pediatric and adult hearing aid information folders for patient distribution. Use NOAH software to create new patient files for hearing aids being dispensed, enter audiograms
Technical Support for Cochlear Implant Program:
Maintain CI patient database
Process repairs and new orders
Send information/questionnaires to potential candidates
Order accessories for patients
Correspond with manufacturers
Provide support to ENT providers and surgical schedulers
Other duties as assigned
2 years post high school education in related field preferred
2 years’ experience in office, medical office, customer service, or technical field, including experience that involves any of the following: answering phones, appointment scheduling, patient registration and patient check-out required.
Experience working with audiologists and/or hearing aid dispensers
or equivalent combination of education and experience
PCs, printers/copiers required
Audiometers, tympanometers, Verifit, Noah-link, and Hi-Pro box preferred
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How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Pay Range: $19.00 - $24.70 Hourly
The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 092 Audiology
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM