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Top 30 Audiologist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
Other than your audiogram, how do you assess a patients needs?
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  1. Other than your audiogram, how do you assess a patients needs?
  2. Have you ever had a patient want to return a hearing aid? How did you handle that?
  3. Do you feel that you personally benefit from this career choice? How so?
  4. How do you currently follow up with your patients to monitor the status of their hearing aid?
  5. What procedures do you recommend using when giving a patient their initial exam?
  6. Do you prefer working with children or senior citizens?
  7. If a walk-in arrived at your office for an initial visit but had no appointment and you were really busy, how would you make time for the potential patient?
  8. What learning experiences, or events, would you like to attend that might improve your own education?
  9. I'd like to further understand your current role. Walk me through your process when examining a patient.
  10. How well did you work with the front office staff at your previous job?
  11. When did you decide you wanted to be an audiologist?
  12. What form of aural rehabilitation do you use in your current position?
  13. Have you ever fitted a patient with a hearing aid, and it went wrong? Maybe the device did not work properlly?
  14. If you had to choose a career other than audiology, what path would you choose?
  15. What type of work environment do you thrive in?
  16. How would your peers describe you?
  17. What are your salary requirements?
  18. What is your biggest weakness?
  19. What is your greatest strength?
  20. In your current position are you responsible for managing inventory and ordering equipment such as hearing devices?
  21. Are you experienced in hiring clinic staff? Is this a responsibility that you are comfortable with?
  22. Do you feel that it is important for an audiologist to learn sign language?
  23. Have you recently volunteered your services as an audiologist? Is volunteer work important to you?
  24. What type of workplace culture do you create for your team?
  25. What do you do to challenge yourself professionally?
  26. Tell me about you post-secondary education. What was your favorite course and why?
  27. As an audiologist you must be able to think on your feet. Would you consider yourself more of a critical thinker or a creative problem solver?
  28. How do you market yourself to attract new patients to your practice?
  29. Do you enjoy visiting clinics, hospitals and schools while working?
  30. How would your patients describe you?
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Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Audiologist Information
February 18th, 2017

As an Audiologist you diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems using advanced technology and procedures. You will use audiometers, computers, and other devices to test patients' hearing ability and balance, determine the extent of hearing damage and identify the underlying cause. You'll do everything from fitting and dispensing hearing aides to counseling patients and their families on ways to listen and communicate such as lip reading and sign language.

The doctoral degree in audiology (Au.D.) and a current license is required to be an Audiologist. Graduate coursework in audiology includes anatomy, physiology, physics, genetics, normal and abnormal communication development, diagnosis and treatment, pharmacology, and ethics. In addition to the required eduction, successful Audiologist have excellent attention to detail, intense concentration and critical thinking. If you are a new graduate then the key is preparation. Once you have secured an interview, preparation should begin.

To prepare for this interview, there are three things you can consider: How your credentials match the pre-requisites, how your education has provided you proper training for the position and how your relevant experience will help you with the skills needed for the position. Research the hospital/clinic or school that you are interested in working for. If it is a larger hospital, search the internet to find out key information. If it is a smaller private clinic or school, visit the location or talk to someone who has worked there. It will be helpful to find out as much as you can about the work environment, the size of the hospital and he competitive analysis.
Audiologist User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
Other than your audiogram, how do you assess a patients needs?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Electrophysiology, real ear measures, tympanometry, OAEs.
2.
What are the duties and responsibilities of someone working in this occupation? What do you like about this occupation? What do you dislike about this occupation? What is your educational background? What is a typical day like for you? What is the salary range for someone in this occupation? What is your most satisfying experience so far? What advice do you have for someone considering this career field?
3.
By asking questions and taking notes on kind of difficulties they are having.
4.
By communicating with him, his family members,
5.
Speaking to them and if audiogram revealed anything that may need additonal testing or referral.
Question 2 of 30
Have you ever had a patient want to return a hearing aid? How did you handle that?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
What are the duties and responsibilities of someone working in this occupation? What do you like about this occupation? What do you dislike about this occupation? What is your educational background? What is a typical day like for you? What is the salary range for someone in this occupation? What is your most satisfying experience so far? What advice do you have for someone considering this career field?
2.
Yes, I would ask them why they want to return the hearing aid and then I would tell them that use of a hearing aid is a process not like glasses. I would want to make further changes prior to returning and see if they could agree to keep them if I could solve whatever issue they are currently having.
3.
I witnessed this during my clinical placement during my masters. The client did not find the hearing aids useful and they returned it after their 4 week trial.
4.
I would want to know why and maybe try convince otherwise if I can. Otherwise I would take the hearing aid and give them assurance that they are welcomed to be reffered back anytime.
5.
Yes. Generally it's the patients that have had TB and the medication has burnt their hair cells causing profound difficulties with speech reception and recognition that the hearing aid cannot assist with.
Question 3 of 30
Do you feel that you personally benefit from this career choice? How so?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes, I find audiology highly rewarding. From my first placement it was evident that I enjoyed this field when patients are grateful even for the smallest tasks that you do for them or the postitive impact that you are making on their lives so that they are able to get involved again whether this be watching television or having conversations with family and friends. Additionally, I feel that the continual technological developments are mentally stimulating so that you are never fitting the same hearing aids or using the same technology.
2.
The greatest benefit is seeing first hand how their quality of life changes after being fit with hearing aids/cochlear implants.
3.
It makes me feel happy and satisfied that I helped them hear better.
4.
By helping others I am fulfilling their needs make them eligible to be in society like normal, when patient became happy, I find my duty worth it.
5.
Improving quality of life.
Question 4 of 30
How do you currently follow up with your patients to monitor the status of their hearing aid?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Have them come in for a two week check up - call on phone.
2.
Every 15 days we ma a follow up call to those patient who has taken hearing aid for asking them if thy are satisfied, if not then I request them to visit us and again I programme the aid, counseling them.
3.
I have an open policy for them to contact me with any issues - I also set up a 2 week followup appointment post fitting to ensure success. I counsel to return for annual appointments.
4.
Regular checkups every six months.
5.
I check out all the settings and output....
Question 5 of 30
What procedures do you recommend using when giving a patient their initial exam?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Stethoscope.
2.
Pure tone audiometry otoscopy tympanometry.
3.
Pure tone audiogram, speech audiometry , immittance and other behavioural, physiological tests.
4.
Immittance, pure tone and speech audiometry, counseling to review findings, give recommendations.
5.
Case history interview, otoscopic examination, immitance test, audiometry(air conduction and bone conduction) speech audiometry and feedback.
Question 6 of 30
Do you prefer working with children or senior citizens?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I currently only work with Senior citizens which is one of the reasons I have applied for this job. I would like to work with both as I feel they present different challenges and the goals and job satisfaction with both groups varies.
2.
Senior citizens but I alaso do enjoy working with children.
3.
I enjoy working with both populations. However, I particularly enjoy the challenge and reward of working with children and counseling parents.
4.
Both I am a people's person and I am able to communicate well with all types of people.
5.
Preferably senior citizens.
Question 7 of 30
If a walk-in arrived at your office for an initial visit but had no appointment and you were really busy, how would you make time for the potential patient?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I will take out some time to attend that patient. And in many case if a any patient come without appointment, then he must have cam for enquiry.
2.
Take case history& give proper counselling.
3.
Have a five minute session with patient and asses his problem, severity and need for the management informally. Then counsel him for getting an appointment for another day in next five minutes.
4.
I would request the patient to wait untill I am done with my booked patients. If the patient is unable to wait I would ask them if they would like to book an appointment for another day or if they are willing to wait.
5.
Listen to them, explain the situation. Give them an opportunity to wait for an availability or a no show.
Question 8 of 30
What learning experiences, or events, would you like to attend that might improve your own education?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I want to attent any conference in voice.
2.
I would like gain more independence and learn.
3.
An ordinary or usual patient came with unusual complaints , symptoms or signs.
4.
Conferences, local and national level, hearing aid manufacturer meetings to update me on latest technology, training sessions for testing as software always changes.
5.
Cochlear implant workshop Cerumen management workshop and a tinnitus management workshop.
Question 9 of 30
I'd like to further understand your current role. Walk me through your process when examining a patient.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Evaluate the previous reports, assess its validity, Interview the patient and try to see the differences and do the necessary audiological evalutaion.
2.
We first go through a case history interview to identify potential problems or red flags for hearing loss and also gather what the patient expects from the session. An otoscopic is then conducted to eliminate any outer ear pathologies or middle ear pathologies ( e. G impacted cerumen, ear infections, foreign bodies ) immitance testing will be conducted there after to eliminate any middle ear pathologies and also eliminate a middle ear pathologies also detect inner ear pathologies. Audiometry assessment will be conducted after . Air conduction first to determine degree of hearing loss then bone conduction to determine type of hearing loss. Speech audiometry should be done after to validate audiometrt results. Feedback should be done at the end to give patient information on interpretation of results and possible management choices.
3.
Wash hands, otoscopy, wash hands, explain audiometry or tympanometry. Do the GHABP questionnaire. Explain results relating it back to patient's difficulty. Introduce hearing aids.
4.
I don't know this question.
5.
quiet
Question 10 of 30
How well did you work with the front office staff at your previous job?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I asked them to act as an audiologist.
2.
We had good communcation with regular meetings every week to make sure that we are on par and that procedures done correctly.
3.
Great. Did everything I could to relieve their burdens. Mutual repect and equal relationship. I get along well with others.
4.
Very well, able to support them when required.
5.
Fairly well.
Question 11 of 30
When did you decide you wanted to be an audiologist?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
When I graduated from my highschool.
2.
When I was in 2nd year and I was doing practical testing. I fell in love with the technology and how it can assist people with disorders.
3.
Early years of college. Wanted to specialize and wanted to be in the medical field. Audiology felt like good fit and I stuck with it and have been happy with my choice.
4.
After doing some work experience, really enjoyed the interaction between the clinican and patient.
5.
I so person unable to express their mind.
Question 12 of 30
What form of aural rehabilitation do you use in your current position?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Once performing all the necessary tests, I would begin to describe the degree and type of hearing loss to the patient, which would ensure they have a firm understanding of their current hearing status. Depending on the results, I will explain the reason for the results and how this relates back to the situations reported of difficulty to assure the patient that their difficulty does have a reason. Hearing aids are offerred after discussing realisitic expectations and then aiding them to get used to their hearing aids.
2.
Patient centered approach.
3.
Questionnaires
4.
Provision of amplification to meet their hearing needs, and auditory training.
Question 13 of 30
Have you ever fitted a patient with a hearing aid, and it went wrong? Maybe the device did not work properlly?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes, either the hearing was faulty.
2.
No I Haven't yet.
Question 14 of 30
If you had to choose a career other than audiology, what path would you choose?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It would still be in the health sector and I would probably choose speech therapy still get the satisfaction of helping others.
2.
Something else in healthcare specialist. optometrist, Dentist,
3.
I like my career and have no regrets.
4.
Software engineer.
5.
I've always enjoyed working with people.
Question 15 of 30
What type of work environment do you thrive in?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Academic or training institute.
2.
An environment of staff that work together as a team.
Question 16 of 30
How would your peers describe you?
Question 17 of 30
What are your salary requirements?
Question 18 of 30
What is your biggest weakness?
Question 19 of 30
What is your greatest strength?
Question 20 of 30
In your current position are you responsible for managing inventory and ordering equipment such as hearing devices?
Question 21 of 30
Are you experienced in hiring clinic staff? Is this a responsibility that you are comfortable with?
Question 22 of 30
Do you feel that it is important for an audiologist to learn sign language?
Question 23 of 30
Have you recently volunteered your services as an audiologist? Is volunteer work important to you?
Question 24 of 30
What type of workplace culture do you create for your team?
Question 25 of 30
What do you do to challenge yourself professionally?
Question 26 of 30
Tell me about you post-secondary education. What was your favorite course and why?
Question 27 of 30
As an audiologist you must be able to think on your feet. Would you consider yourself more of a critical thinker or a creative problem solver?
Question 28 of 30
How do you market yourself to attract new patients to your practice?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I will tell my patient that I will do my best for their improvement and I will do my best for them. I believe in mouth publicity.
2.
Work as an NHS, therefore there is no need.
3.
By approaching them with respect and with a smile.
Question 29 of 30
Do you enjoy visiting clinics, hospitals and schools while working?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I think it's important to visit different facilities and see how they work.
2.
Yes I enjoy working in different environments and developing relationships with other professionals.
3.
Yes I do.
4.
Yes, ofcourse.
Question 30 of 30
How would your patients describe you?
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