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

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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

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10.16.2017
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10.16.2017
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10.16.2017
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10.16.2017
Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems.
10.16.2017
Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems. Major Responsibilities: Identifies, assesses, diagnoses, manages and interprets test results related to...
10.16.2017
Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems.
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