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ASHA Glossary: Audiology Assistant

A person who—after appropriate training and demonstration of competency—performs designated tasks that are prescribed, directed, and supervised by an ASHA-certified and licensed audiologist. Audiology assistants go by a variety of job titles, including, but not limited to, audiologist assistant, audiometry assistant, audiometrist assistant, audiologic assistant, audiology support personnel, audioprosthologist assistant, audiometrics assistant, hearing therapy assistant, hearing therapist assistant, hearing clinic assistant, hearing center assistant, hearing aid audiologist assistant, teleaudiology clinical technicians or any variation, synonym, coinage, or other word that expresses, employs, or implies these terms, names, or functions. Differing levels of support personnel may exist within and across work settings, states, or organizations.

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