Audiologist - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Audiologist

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Job Description

 

Audiologists are health care professionals who possess expertise in nonmedical diagnosis and management of disorders pertaining to the auditory and balance system.

They specialize in the middle and inner ear: the cochlea and the vestibular system.

They identify and assess hearing and balance disorders and rehabilitate patients who suffer from such disorders. In addition to these, audiologists also serve people by preventing hear loss.

Audiologists collaborate with other medical specialists who are concerned with disorders of the auditory and balance system such as speech language pathologists, allied health care professionals and technicians.

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Responsibilities

 

Being responsible for the fitting of hearing aids and determining the patient’s need for assistive devices are also very important part of the jobs of an audiologist.

Some specialized audiologists can effectively teach communication strategies and help in speech reading.

In industrial audiology, audiologists are tasked with the responsibility of creating a hearing conservation program for employees.

Their overall responsibilities include:

  • Clearing any debris from the ear canal
  • Fitting devices such as hearing aides or cochlear implants
  • Prescribing therapies ranging from physical, occupational, and speech
  • Maintaining patient records
  • Making patient referrals to physicians

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Skills

 

Audiologists must, first and foremost, possess superior communications skills and a strong interest in speech, writing, and counseling.

Since they work closely with patients, being capable of conveying information to all types of people serves an Audiologist and their career well.

As with most medical fields, a strong interest in science and technology is also necessary for success. With Audiologists particularly, an interest in small hearing devices like aids and implants is ideal.

Aspiring Audiologists should look to hone their problem solving, support, writing, and team-building skills in addition to their formal training. 

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Working Conditions

 

Audiologists can work in health care facilities, educational institutions and in government agencies. They are known to have a working schedule that demands 40 to 50 hours of work per week. Part time working schedules are also an option.

Audiologists frequently work as part of health care team, including speech-language pathologists, scientists, technicians, educators, and others, in order to devise the most effective approach to managing patient conditions.

 

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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
03.20.2017
The Audiologist will provide comprehensive professional services related to the identification assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to patients of all ages with auditory disorders. The audiologist will participate in hearing aid...
03.22.2017
Position Summary: In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, provides auditory services including evaluation, treatment, and education. Supervisory Responsibilities: After one year of experience, may act as a student supervisor, may direct...
03.22.2017
PRACTICE SPECIFICS The Audiologist will provide a comprehensive array of professional services related to the identification assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of persons with auditory and balance disorders and the disabilities associated with...
03.17.2017
Department: AudiologyA Life-Changing CareerPosition Summary: Austin Audiology position: diagnostic audiology, hearing aid consultations, fittings and follow-up, and VNG testing. The audiologist serves all ages. Duties include direct patient...
03.20.2017
Department: AudiologyA Life-Changing CareerPosition Summary: Mayo Clinic in Florida is seeking an AuD level Audiologist within the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. The Mayo Clinic has a strong institutional emphasis on outstanding clinical...
03.18.2017
Department: ENT/AudiologyA Life-Changing CareerPosition Summary: We are seeking an audiologist to work for 1 year in our hearing aid program and our diagnostic clinic. The audiologist will be responsible for conducting hearing evaluations on...
03.22.2017
11.03.2016
Master's degree in Audiology, MA license, CCC-A (ASHA), pediatric testing, hearing, fitting and dispensing, experience with children and adults, BAER, OAE's experience needed.
11.03.2016
Master's degree in Audiology, MA license, CCC-A (ASHA), pediatric testing, hearing, fitting and dispensing, experience with children and adults, BAER, OAE's experience needed.
05.11.2016
The team member's number one job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health systems vision of achieving that commitment to patients...
02.20.2017
Responsible for all Audiology Testing in the UMG Greenville ENT Facility. Responsible for the Diagnostic Testing on ENT Patients to determine extent of hearing capability or disability. Also Assist with the Documentation and Patient Interaction...
01.30.2017
This is a PRN position! The Audiologist must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, assess, and manage disorders of the auditory, balance, and other neural systems. The Audiologists must be able to provide...
03.21.2017
03.21.2017
03.22.2017
Job Duties to include: Obtaining case histories of patients. Comprehensive diagnostic testing of patients from infancy to geriatric population. Hearing aid dispensing with cutting-edge technology and fitting/follow up care. In House repair...
  1. Audiologist Springfield, MA Sisters of Providence Health System
    The Audiologist will provide comprehensive professional services related to the identification assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to patients of all ages with auditory disorders. The audiologist will participate in hearing aid...
  2. Audiologist Norwalk, OH Fisher-Titus Medical Center
    Position Summary: In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, provides auditory services including evaluation, treatment, and education. Supervisory Responsibilities: After one year of experience, may act as a student supervisor, may direct...
  3. Audiologist, Superior Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    PRACTICE SPECIFICS The Audiologist will provide a comprehensive array of professional services related to the identification assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of persons with auditory and balance disorders and the disabilities associated with...
  4. Audiologist Job Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic - Rochester
    Department: AudiologyA Life-Changing CareerPosition Summary: Austin Audiology position: diagnostic audiology, hearing aid consultations, fittings and follow-up, and VNG testing. The audiologist serves all ages. Duties include direct patient...
  5. Audiologist Job Jacksonville, FL Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, FL
    Department: AudiologyA Life-Changing CareerPosition Summary: Mayo Clinic in Florida is seeking an AuD level Audiologist within the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. The Mayo Clinic has a strong institutional emphasis on outstanding clinical...
  6. Audiologist, Limited Tenure Job Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic - Rochester
    Department: ENT/AudiologyA Life-Changing CareerPosition Summary: We are seeking an audiologist to work for 1 year in our hearing aid program and our diagnostic clinic. The audiologist will be responsible for conducting hearing evaluations on...
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    Master's degree in Audiology, MA license, CCC-A (ASHA), pediatric testing, hearing, fitting and dispensing, experience with children and adults, BAER, OAE's experience needed.
  9. Audiologist Springfield, MA Sisters of Providence Health System
    Master's degree in Audiology, MA license, CCC-A (ASHA), pediatric testing, hearing, fitting and dispensing, experience with children and adults, BAER, OAE's experience needed.
  10. Audiologist Winston-Salem, NC Novant Health
    The team member's number one job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understand how he or she contributes to the health systems vision of achieving that commitment to patients...
  11. AUDIOLOGIST Greenville, SC Greenville Health System
    Responsible for all Audiology Testing in the UMG Greenville ENT Facility. Responsible for the Diagnostic Testing on ENT Patients to determine extent of hearing capability or disability. Also Assist with the Documentation and Patient Interaction...
  12. Audiologist SS - Rehab Speech Therapy - Gainesville Gainesville, FL UF Health Shands Hospital
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  13. Clinical Audiologist Minneapolis, MN Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN
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  15. *Audiologist - McLeod ENT Seacoast Florence, SC McLeod Health
    Job Duties to include: Obtaining case histories of patients. Comprehensive diagnostic testing of patients from infancy to geriatric population. Hearing aid dispensing with cutting-edge technology and fitting/follow up care. In House repair...