Speech pathologist

Speech Professionals and Audiologists work in the field of human hearing. They diagnose and help treat those with hearing defects as well as communication related problems. Various types of technology and strategies are employed with the goal being to help those with hearing defects achieve better overall communication outcomes.

Duties and tasks

  • Administering tests to determine the degree of hearing loss or hearing defect
  • Analysing results of hearing tests
  • Provide counselling and further information for those with hearing and speech issues
  • Recommending technological aids such as hearing aids
  • Working with children who are having speech problems and issues
  • Working with rehabilitation programs and remedial exercises

Skills required

  • Accurately conveying details to other individuals
  • Awareness of others and ability to understand of their actions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thinking critically and using logic in order to find solutions to issues that arise.
  • Viewing text and comprehending sentences and paragraphs

Working conditions

The majority of Audiologists are employed in hospitals, audiology offices or doctors offices. Since audiologists play a key role in helping children and young people with hearing issues, they may also work in schools.

Related jobs and job titles

  • Audiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pathologist
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Therapy Aide

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