Audiologist

Audiologists use a variety of methods and technologies to diagnose and treat hearing and balance problems in patients. They may provide specialised services and individualised rehabilitation programmes for hearing deficiencies and learning to cope with them if treatment is not available.

Duties and tasks

  • Collaborate with Speech Pathologists and other professionals to treat patients with communication problems from defective hearing, injury and disorders
  • Evaluate patients to determine if hearing loss is a result of natural or artificial causes
  • Examine patients while administering different assessments to understand specifications and degree of hearing impairments
  • Perform a variety of audio tests on patients to determine hearing proficiency and identify hearing difficulties
  • Plan and administer rehabilitation programs for patients post-surgery and treatments, as well as for patients losing their hearing and living with the effects
  • Recommend treatment and lifestyle changes to patients and prescribe proper hearing aids
  • Research and stay updated on latest findings and treatment methods in the Audiology field

Skills required

  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Excellent Problem Solving Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Scientific Knowledge

Working conditions

Audiologists typically work Mondays to Fridays in a doctors office, hospital or rehabilitation centre. They may be required to work on weekends if a surgery or treatment method is scheduled. Audiologists work with a variety of instruments and equipment and encounter many patients daily.

Professional associations / Industry information

Audiological Society of Australia Inc 

Australian Hearing 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Audiometrist
  • Clinical Audiometrist
  • Hearing Aid Audiometrist
  • Industrial Screening Audiometrist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Speech Therapist

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