I am looking for some help in the state of Tennessee from someone who understands better how the licensing process goes in the state.
I am interested in becoming a hearing instrument specialist in Tennessee. I became interested about a year ago, and over the last six months I have been trying to contact the Tennessee Council for Licensing Hearing Instrument Specialists. I have not been able to make contact as of yet. I’ve left messages, tried different times of the day sometimes even multiple times a day, I’ve tried emailing, etc… I have become a little frustrated with the council. I have also tried talking to local hearing instrument specialists with about the same response. Most of the information I have gleaned is from extensive searches online. I found a document online that had a bunch of information which appears to be a state document. Some of the things it outlines includes basic requirements such as education (requiring an associates degree, which I have). Also a written test needs to be taken which is administered by the International Hearing Society (IHS). Now IHS has a study guide to help prepare for the written exam, so I feel pretty confident that I can prepare myself for that exam through study and preparation.
The state also has practical exam requirement that includes such things as knowledge in audiogram interpretation, advanced audiometric techniques, and earmold impression technique. This is where I would be needing help because I don’t have any idea where to find information on how to prepare for the practical exam, I’ve looked up a few videos in YouTube, however I don’t have the actual physical experience to feel confident walking in to a practical exam for it.
The other thing that it talked about was a Jurisprudence examination. According the document I found, the the information for this exam is in Title 63, Chapter 17 of the T.C.A., and Council rules and regulations.
If I can get my hands on n Title 63, Chapter 17 of the T.C.A., I’m sure that would help me with that aspect also.
Anyone who can give me advice or point me in the right direction? Anyone in the state willing or know of someone willing to help someone interested in becoming a hearing instrument specialist? Thank you!