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
06.23.2017
Serves as an expert that provides services in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing, balance and communication disorders for patients of all ages. Provides professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of...
06.23.2017
: 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...
06.23.2017
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...
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...
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...
06.23.2017
Supports Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities. Promotes Carilion's culture of service excellence and quality by implementing and accepting accountability of the service standards: provides excellent...
06.23.2017
Supports Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities. Promotes Carilion's culture of service excellence and quality by implementing and accepting accountability of the service standards: provides excellent...
06.23.2017
University Health - Shreveport, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing, balance, and screen for...
06.09.2017
The Audiologist will work in our ENT clinic and is responsible for the diagnostic audiologic hearing evaluations for patients of all ages. Responsibilities include: Electrophysiological evaluations (ABR, OAE, ECOG, Vemp), Vestibular testing...
06.23.2017
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...
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...
  1. Audiologist Jackson, MS Baptist Health Systems
    Serves as an expert that provides services in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing, balance and communication disorders for patients of all ages. Provides professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of...
  2. 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...
  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 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...
  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
    Supports Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities. Promotes Carilion's culture of service excellence and quality by implementing and accepting accountability of the service standards: provides excellent...
  7. AUDIOLOGIST Roanoke, VA Carilion Clinic
    Supports Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities. Promotes Carilion's culture of service excellence and quality by implementing and accepting accountability of the service standards: provides excellent...
  8. Audiologist Shreveport, LA University Health System
    University Health - Shreveport, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing, balance, and screen for...
  9. Audiologist (Duncan Allergy, Ear, Nose and Throat) 199 Duncan, OK Duncan Regional Hospital
    The Audiologist will work in our ENT clinic and is responsible for the diagnostic audiologic hearing evaluations for patients of all ages. Responsibilities include: Electrophysiological evaluations (ABR, OAE, ECOG, Vemp), Vestibular testing...
  10. 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...
  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...