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
03.07.2018
The Audiologist is responsible for providing assessment, remediation, and follow-up of patients with hearing impairment, dizziness, or related auditory disorders. Designs and implements programs related to habilitation and rehabilitation of...
03.22.2018
Mayo Clinic in Florida is seeking an AuD level Audiologist within the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. The ideal applicant should be board certified/eligible in audiology and have four or more years of experience. They should be a clinician...
02.28.2018
The audiologist is responsible for administering diagnostic audiology tests and rehabilitative services to inpatients and outpatients of all ages. Diagnostic testing may include audiological assessments, vestibular assessments, cochlear implant...
04.25.2018
The Audiology position will be located in Indianapolis, IN, with PRN work in our north ENT offices in Noblesville, Anderson, Kokomo, and East. Job Duties The Audiologist will specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of...
04.25.2018
Position is responsible for providing primary care to patients who have hearing, balance and related ear problems. Assist patients of all ages working closely with providers to determine the type and degree of hearing impairment and implements...
04.20.2018
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04.25.2018
The Senior Audiologist will evaluate auditory function of patients; provide rehabilitation for patients; refer patients to other appropriate clinics and counsel patients on hearing conservation and/or hearing loss. The Senior Audiologist will...
03.14.2018
The audiologist is responsible for administering diagnostic audiology tests and rehabilitative services to patients of all ages. Diagnostic testing may include audiological assessments, vestibular assessments, cochlear implant assessments,...
04.25.2018
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...
03.27.2018
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,...
04.09.2018
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...
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...
04.25.2018
Evaluates a persons hearing functions through various types of auditory tests and provides treatments for hearing loss and impairment. Administers and interprets a wide range of auditory tests to assess a persons hearing functions. Provides...
04.17.2018
Be at your best with an organization that equips you to do so. Whose people unite in making lives better. At Carilion Clinic, we help communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger through compassionate care, medical education and...
04.09.2018
JOB SUMMARY: 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 impairment in individuals...
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