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