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
08.18.2017
: 1. Provides diagnostic audiological evaluations 2. Responsible for maintaining calibration and service records of audiology instruments 3. Independently performs comprehensive professional audiological services for the diagnosis and...
08.18.2017
Audiologist Idaho Elks Hearing & Balance Center St. Lukes Health System Idaho Elks Hearing & Balance Center at St. Lukes has an exciting opportunity for a flex Clinical Audiologist to join our team! Join Idaho Elks Hearing &...
08.18.2017
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...
08.13.2017
Department: Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: Audiology is a growing and dynamic program with 5 Ph.D. audiologists, 23 Au.D./Masters audiologists, 11 audiology assistants, and 2 Au.D. externs....
06.13.2017
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...
08.18.2017
New Graduates Accepted Specialized or Technical Education Required: Graduate of an accredited Masters Degree program in audiology. License and registration as required. Certificate of Clinical Competency preferred. Manual or Physical Skill...
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...
07.28.2017
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...
08.18.2017
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...
08.08.2017
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...
06.09.2016
Livingston HealthCare Speech-Language Pathologist provides outpatient care, in-patient care subacute (swing bed) care, home health, school based and clinic based pediatric care. Additional services may include but are not limited to hearing...
08.18.2017
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 Cambridge, MA Cambridge Health Alliance
    : 1. Provides diagnostic audiological evaluations 2. Responsible for maintaining calibration and service records of audiology instruments 3. Independently performs comprehensive professional audiological services for the diagnosis and...
  2. Audiologist - Flex Boise, ID St. Luke's Health System
    Audiologist Idaho Elks Hearing & Balance Center St. Lukes Health System Idaho Elks Hearing & Balance Center at St. Lukes has an exciting opportunity for a flex Clinical Audiologist to join our team! Join Idaho Elks Hearing &...
  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 Supervisor Job Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic - Rochester
    Department: Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: Audiology is a growing and dynamic program with 5 Ph.D. audiologists, 23 Au.D./Masters audiologists, 11 audiology assistants, and 2 Au.D. externs....
  5. 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...
  6. Audiologist Hammond, LA North Oaks Health System
    New Graduates Accepted Specialized or Technical Education Required: Graduate of an accredited Masters Degree program in audiology. License and registration as required. Certificate of Clinical Competency preferred. Manual or Physical Skill...
  7. 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...
  8. Audiologist: Full Time 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...
  9. 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...
  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. PRN Speech-Language Pathologist Livingston, MT Livingston HealthCare
    Livingston HealthCare Speech-Language Pathologist provides outpatient care, in-patient care subacute (swing bed) care, home health, school based and clinic based pediatric care. Additional services may include but are not limited to hearing...
  12. 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...