Study Tips for Hearing Instrument Specialist Tests

Individuals with a hearing impairment use to have to struggle with their challenge unassisted. Today, however, a plethora of instruments assist these individuals in better interacting with the world around them. Professionals who seek to work with these instruments and assist those who struggle with hearing in improving their abilities to do so often seek certifications. To obtain a certification in this field, individuals must take and pass the potentially taxing hearing instrument specialist test, an exam for which extensive study will likely prove necessary.

Use the Study Guide

Instead of guessing what will be on the test, use a specially prepared study guide as a way to gain some insight. Download the study guide for this exam for free from the link in the resources section. This guide contains detailed information about what topics testers can expect to face. With this more detailed information, you can better tailor your study to the exam.

Quiz Yourself

Instead of just reading the material in the study guide passively, get more active in your study. Create flashcards and use these cards to quiz yourself, testing yourself on some of the major topics that will appear on the test. By writing a term on one side of an index card and the definition on the other, for example, you can make studying more of a game and less of a taxing process.

Engage in Hands-on Practice

Many of the questions on the hearing instrument specialist test pertain to the taker's ability to use some of the hearing tools. If currently working in an office in which hearing impairment tests are conducted or services are provided, try to get as much hands-on time with these equipment pieces as possible, as working with the tools in an interactive fashion could make understanding them easier.

Get Help From a Previous Tester

If a friend or co-worker has previously taken this test, pick his brain. Ask him for suggestions as to what you can do to improve your score on this test. With the aid of his suggestions, you may be able to avoid some of the missteps that he may have made and improve your chances of passing this test on the first attempt.

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