Audiologists provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.
- administers and interprets a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of hearing problems
- interprets audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
- evaluates total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
- plans, directs and participates in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programmes
- prescribes appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use.