Domain - Hearing Therapy

Domain - Hearing Therapy

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Level 5

Carry out hearing evaluation, and interpret and act on the evaluation results and supplied diagnostic information

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30082 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: record the case history of a person with hearing needs; use an otoscope to examine the ear canal and tympanic membrane; administer pure-tone screening audiometry; interpret and act on the results of the pure-tone screening audiogram and supplied diagnostic information; and determine a referral procedure.

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of speech production and speech perception in relation to a person with hearing impairment

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30083 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of speech production and speech perception, and the impact of hearing impairment on speech production and speech perception; and outline speech conservation strategies.

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Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of methods of hearing protection and the components of a workplace hearing conservation programme

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30084 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the effects of excessive exposure to noise on hearing and wellbeing; methods of hearing protection; and the components of a workplace hearing conservation programme.

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Level 6

Demonstrate knowledge of hearing assistive technologies and teach their use for a person with hearing impairment

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30085 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: identify and explain hearing aid types and components; and explain and demonstrate the function, operation, and maintenance of hearing aids, a cochlear implant, and other hearing assistive technologies for a person with hearing impairment. They are able to teach the use of hearing assistive technology, and evaluate own teaching of the use of hearing assistive technology for a person with hearing impairment.

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Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Teach a person with hearing impairment, and their communication partners, to communicate effectively

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30086 Unit Standard 26 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: teach a person with hearing impairment, and their communication partner(s), to manage their listening environment and communicate remotely via communication technology; use assessment tool(s) to develop a speechreading and an auditory training programme for a person with hearing impairment and their communication partner(s); and deliver and evaluate a speechreading training programme and an auditory training programme.

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Provide management strategies for tinnitus, and demonstrate knowledge of Meniere's disease and hyperacusis

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30087 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to explain the perception and possible causes of tinnitus, hyperacusis, and Meniere''s disease, and the possible impacts on a person, and demonstrate knowledge of strategies for their management. They are able to provide strategies for the management of tinnitus for a person.

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Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Explain the anatomy and physiology of the ear; and the causes, effects, and medical management of hearing impairment

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30088 Unit Standard 14 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: explain the anatomy and physiology of the ear, and the types and causes of hearing impairment; describe the psychological and psychosocial effects of hearing impairment on a person; and demonstrate knowledge of the medical management of hearing impairment.

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Assess the communication capability of a person with hearing impairment, and the psychosocial impact of the impairment

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30089 Unit Standard 14 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: use assessment tools to determine the communication capability, and to identify the psychosocial needs, of a person with hearing impairment. They are able to identify: hearing assistive technologies available to a person with hearing impairment in relation to their communication abilities and needs, and their psychosocial needs; the professional supports available to a person with hearing impairment for their identified communication and psychosocial needs; and social, recreational, and vocational support services available to a person with hearing impairment.

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of professional practice, interpret legislation, and explain services relevant to hearing therapy

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30090 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the principles of professional practice in relation to hearing therapy; interpret legislation relevant to the provision of hearing therapy services; and identify and explain social and community services, strategies and frameworks designed to assist and support a person with hearing impairment.

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Develop, implement and evaluate a rehabilitation plan for a person with hearing impairment, and communication partners

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30091 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: develop, deliver, implement and evaluate a habilitation/rehabilitation plan for a person with hearing impairment and their communication partner(s).

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Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Engage in informational counselling with a person with hearing impairment to assist them to identify impacts and goals

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30092 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: hearing impairment and support and assistance available to a person with hearing impairment in a New Zealand health and wellbeing context. They are able to: establish the environment for a personal adjustment and informational counselling session with a person with hearing impairment; use informational counselling to assist a person to identify the communication and psychosocial needs and concerns related to their hearing impairment and to prioritise goals in relation to these; identify relevant interdisciplinary supports to meet the identified communication and/or psychosocial needs of the person; and manage the closure of a personal adjustment and informational counselling session.

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of the communication needs of a person with hearing impairment and an additional challenge

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30093 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this standard are able to: analyse how additional personal challenges may impact on the ability of a person with hearing impairment to manage their communication needs; explain the possible impact of different environmental settings on the ability of a person with hearing impairment and an additional personal challenge to manage their communication needs; and explain the communication supports needed by the person with hearing impairment and an additional challenge to manage their communication needs in various environmental settings.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

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Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council Community Support Services ITO Limited

Data as at 05 July 2022