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Audiologist

Role and key duties

Audiologists test hearing and work out the nature of hearing disorders. They are responsible for the non-medical management and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated disorders of communication.

Duties may include: conducting interviews with patients to find out the difficulties associated with their hearing loss, including background information such as medical history; assessing the extent of hearing loss and location of the problem using a wide range of techniques, including audiometric tests such as airand bone conduction tests; reporting results of assessment and testing in writing and making referrals to medical practitioners; providing rehabilitation programs which include counselling and guidance for the hearing impaired and their families; and assessing hearing levels of workers, such as pilots or members ofthe armed forces, when sought by employers.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of a Degree in Linguistics, Psychology, Special Education, Science or Speech Pathology.

Recommended qualification

Degree in Linguistics, Psychology, Special Education, Science or Speech Pathology.



Job Family

Health and allied health
Allied health is about the prevention, treatment and management of illness and ensuring the wellbeing of Victorians, young and old. Allied health professionals can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and be hospital or community based.


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