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Audiologist Interview

30 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 22nd, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 30
Other than your audiogram, how do you assess a patients needs?
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How to Answer
Caloric test, Auditory reflex testing, Tympanometry OH MY! There are a number of tests you can perform on your patients depending on their symptoms. If you are applying for a position within a clinic that specializes in cochlear implants then discuss your experience with Electrocochleography and Video Head Impulse Tests. Know the speciality and speak to the testing that would be performed there.
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Question 2 of 30
Have you ever had a patient want to return a hearing aid? How did you handle that?
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How to Answer
This question is intentionally asked to see how you interact with patients. Of course, you can't take a used hearing aid, but what you can do is find out why the patient wants to return it. Is it not comfortable? Are they not using it correctly so they feel it doesn't work? Is it a cost issue? Because of your ability to interact with patients, you'll be able to let the interviewer know that you'll take the time to meet with the patient, hear their concerns and figure out a plan together.
Question 3 of 30
Do you feel that you personally benefit from this career choice? How so?
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Steer clear of the obvious salary, time off and flexible schedule answer. The interviewer wants to know how you this career field has made you more empathetic, more organized or even a better person. Think back to the time before you became an Audiologist and how you are better now because of it. Share a story or a characteristic with the interviewer.

Question 4 of 30
How do you currently follow up with your patients to monitor the status of their hearing aid?
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How to Answer
As an Audiologist, following up with your patients is very important. You may follow up with patients differently based on their diagnosis and your concern. Give a few examples. Discuss how you check in with the parents of a child that was just fitted with a cochlear implant every day and how you follow up with an elderly patient monthly that just needed a battery replaced in their hearing aid. You provide excellent customer service, relay that to the interviewer.
Question 5 of 30
What procedures do you recommend using when giving a patient their initial exam?
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As an Audiologist, you'll do everything from examining patients who have hearing, balance, or related ear problems, keep records on the progress of patients or fit cochlear implants. Tell the interviewer the particular tests and steps you would take with a new patient.
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Heather Douglass
Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
First written on: 02/28/2014
Last modified on: 08/22/2018

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