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$1,827 per week
Very strong

Overview

Audiologists and Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment, treatment, rehabilitative services and management of human hearing defects, and communication and swallowing impairments.

Day-to-day

  • administering and interpreting a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of detected hearing problems
  • interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
  • evaluating total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
  • planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programs
  • prescribing appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use
  • administering tests and observing patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
  • planning and conducting programs of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
  • administering individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
  • advising on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
  • counselling and guiding language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers.

To become an Audiologist and Speech Pathologist

Skills employers are looking for

  • Speech Language Pathology

  • Communication Skills

  • Writing

  • Team Work/ Collaboration

  • Organisational Skills

  • Time Management

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