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74-5813.Same; examination. The examination provided in K.S.A. 74-5812 shall consist of:

(a) Tests of knowledge in the following areas as they pertain to the fitting of hearing instruments.

(1) Basic physics of sound.

(2) The human hearing mechanism, including the science of hearing and the cause and rehabilitation of abnormal hearing and hearing disorders.

(3) Structure and function of hearing instruments.

(4) Other areas relating to the fitting of hearing instruments as may be determined by the board.

(b) Tests of proficiency in the following techniques as they pertain to the fitting of hearing instruments.

(1) Pure tone audiometry, including air conduction testing and bone conduction testing.

(2) Live voice or recorded voice speech audiometry.

(3) Effective masking.

(4) Recording and evaluation of pure tone audiograms and speech audiometry to determine hearing instrument candidacy.

(5) Selection and adaptation of hearing instruments and testing of hearing instruments.

(6) Taking earmold impressions.

(7) Troubleshooting and modification of hearing instruments.

(8) Food and drug administration medical referral criteria.

(9) The hearing instrument act and rules and regulations adopted thereunder.

(10) Other skills as may be determined by the board for the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.

(c) The tests under this section shall not include questions requiring a medical or surgical education.

History: L. 1968, ch. 164, § 13; L. 2006, ch. 115, § 12; July 1.



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