A female audiologist fits a hearing aid to an elderly woman's ear

Audiologist

Audiologists provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.

Overview

Audiologists provide diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.

Day-to-day

  • 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.

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To become an Audiologist

  • You need a masters degree in audiology to work as an Audiologist.

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  • Registration with Audiology Australia is required.

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