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
12.11.2017
St. Lukes is a nationally recognized leading healthcare organization where people like you drive our success. We are currently searching for an Audiology Assistant to join our team. The Audiology Assistant is responsible for providing...
08.15.2017
Facility: Mercy Medical Center Performs professional, comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and counseling services in the areas of hearing disorders and aural rehabilitation. These services are designed to identify hearing...
11.09.2017
University Health - Shreveport Rehabilitation Services Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing, balance, and screen for communication...
11.29.2017
This position reports to the Supervisor of Audiologic Services and is responsible for providing specialized comprehensive audiologic services to individuals of all ages on an in-and outpatient basis. Administers and interprets diagnostic tests,...
04.25.2017
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...
11.22.2017
Promotes Carilion's culture of service excellence and quality by implementing and accepting accountability of the service standards: provides excellent service to patients/customers; builds strong relationships and team cohesiveness; focuses on...
12.11.2017
Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems.
12.11.2017
Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems.
11.22.2017
The audiology assistant provides direct support to the audiologist by assisting with stocking, cleaning exam rooms and maintaining flow of patients in the clinical setting. Assists with ordering supplies and maintaining and updating supply...
09.29.2017
High School Diploma/GED Are you interested in positions located in Fort Wayne, IN? Summary: Under the direction of a licensed Audiologist and with respect for human dignity delivers a variety of high quality, basic patient care services that...
12.11.2017
Find more than a job. Find more in yourself. Find your calling. Essentia Health seeks employees who embrace our commitment to patient-and family-centered care in communities both large and small. Were looking for people who are committed to...
12.11.2017
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...
12.05.2017
The Audiology Aide is responsible for performing moderately complex administrative secretarial duties for assigned department including but not limited to: taking minutes, drafting correspondence, using PC software, skilled interaction with...
12.11.2017
The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Division, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS) is currently accepting applications for a full-time (11-month), tenure-track faculty positions. We invite you to...
  1. Audiologist Assistant Boise, ID St. Luke's Health System
    St. Lukes is a nationally recognized leading healthcare organization where people like you drive our success. We are currently searching for an Audiology Assistant to join our team. The Audiology Assistant is responsible for providing...
  2. Audiologist Springfield, MA Sisters of Providence Health System
    Facility: Mercy Medical Center Performs professional, comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and counseling services in the areas of hearing disorders and aural rehabilitation. These services are designed to identify hearing...
  3. Audiologist Shreveport, LA University Health System
    University Health - Shreveport Rehabilitation Services Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing, balance, and screen for communication...
  4. Audiologist Boston, MA Tufts Medical Center
    This position reports to the Supervisor of Audiologic Services and is responsible for providing specialized comprehensive audiologic services to individuals of all ages on an in-and outpatient basis. Administers and interprets diagnostic tests,...
  5. 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...
  6. Audiologist Roanoke, VA Carilion Clinic
    Promotes Carilion's culture of service excellence and quality by implementing and accepting accountability of the service standards: provides excellent service to patients/customers; builds strong relationships and team cohesiveness; focuses on...
  7. AUDIOLOGIST, PER DIEM Worcester, MA UMass Memorial Medical Center
    Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems.
  8. AUDIOLOGIST, PER DIEM Leominster, MA HealthAlliance Hospital
    Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems.
  9. Audiology Assistant Decorah, IA Winneshiek Medical Center
    The audiology assistant provides direct support to the audiologist by assisting with stocking, cleaning exam rooms and maintaining flow of patients in the clinical setting. Assists with ordering supplies and maintaining and updating supply...
  10. Audiology Tech Fort Wayne, IN Parkview Health
    High School Diploma/GED Are you interested in positions located in Fort Wayne, IN? Summary: Under the direction of a licensed Audiologist and with respect for human dignity delivers a variety of high quality, basic patient care services that...
  11. Audiology Assistant (0.3 FTE/24 hrs pp) Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Find more than a job. Find more in yourself. Find your calling. Essentia Health seeks employees who embrace our commitment to patient-and family-centered care in communities both large and small. Were looking for people who are committed to...
  12. Audiologist - McLeod ENT (Hours available of either 64 or 72 hours biweekly.) 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...
  13. Audiology Aide Columbus, OH Nationwide Children's Hospital
    The Audiology Aide is responsible for performing moderately complex administrative secretarial duties for assigned department including but not limited to: taking minutes, drafting correspondence, using PC software, skilled interaction with...
  14. Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Lexington, KY UK HealthCare
    The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Division, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS) is currently accepting applications for a full-time (11-month), tenure-track faculty positions. We invite you to...