Yeah and I'm not sure I'm a believer just yet... It looks like an overview of undergrad hearing science so far. I take the test in one week and I'll let you know!
Good luck to you! Let us know -- I bet you'll do great.
I must say, I just took the practice test in the Mometrix Media book and I am very disappointed. While it helped point out some areas I should study, some of the questions are ridiculous or just plain wrong. For example, "About how many of every 1000 school-aged
children in the U.S. have severe to profound hearing losses?" (the italics theirs, not mine.)
Possible answers: 3, 5, 7, 9
Their answer? 9. I don't know, but I think this overestimates by quite a bit. They do not cite anywhere where they got this number. If 1-2 out of 1000 have severe to profound hearing loss at birth, does that mean that another 7-8 will acquire it before age 18? Really?
The very next question: "How many of every 1000 school-aged children in the US have permanent sensorineural hearing loss?" Possible answers: 10, 5, 8, 12
First -- very close numbers, so if there is slight disagreement among national surveys that attempted to get this number, you are screwed. (Having a bunch of very close numerical choices was common in a lot of questions on the test.) Correct answer? 10. Didn't they just tell us that 9 of 1000 have severe to profound hearing loss? Does that leave only 1 in 1000 having anywhere from mild to moderately severe vs 9 in 1000 severe to profound? IT MAKES NO SENSE!
And finally, the test had NO QUESTIONS ABOUT HEARING AIDS!! None. Zippo. Nothing about compression, nothing about fitting, verification, DSL, NAL, styles, assessment instruments, NOTHING.
So while this book is just about the only thing out there, I think it could cause more panic than warranted, and I think it is just BAD. I am sorry I wasted my money.