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
02.09.2018
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...
12.20.2017
- AUDIOLOGIST - CAROLINA CROSSING (SPE00103) Job Description AUDIOLOGIST - CAROLINA CROSSING-SPE00103 Description CLINICAL AUDIOLOGIST Location: Ground Floor-Neurosciences / Chapel Hill Scheduled Work Hours: Full-time, 40 hrs/week;...
02.23.2018
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...
02.23.2018
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...
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...
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...
02.20.2018
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...
02.02.2018
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...
02.23.2018
Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing, balance, and screen for communication disorders. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:...
02.23.2018
Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems.
02.09.2018
Lane Regional Medical Center is seeking to employ a full-time Otolaryngology physician to re-establish Lane ENT Clinic as a solo practitioner on campus with an on-site audiologist. Guaranteed base salary plus annual RVU-based productivity...
02.23.2018
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...
02.23.2018
Position Title: Speech Language Pathologist, CCC Department: RSL Status: Non-Exempt/Hourly Employee JOB SUMMARY: The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is...
  1. Audiologist Raleigh, NC WakeMed Health & Hospitals
    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...
  2. AUDIOLOGIST - CAROLINA CROSSING Chapel Hill, NC UNC Health Care
    - AUDIOLOGIST - CAROLINA CROSSING (SPE00103) Job Description AUDIOLOGIST - CAROLINA CROSSING-SPE00103 Description CLINICAL AUDIOLOGIST Location: Ground Floor-Neurosciences / Chapel Hill Scheduled Work Hours: Full-time, 40 hrs/week;...
  3. Audiologist Per Diem Boston, MA Boston Medical Center
    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...
  4. Audiologist - (FT, 40 hrs, Days) Boston, MA Boston Medical Center
    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...
  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 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...
  7. Audiologist - Otolaryngology Roanoke, VA Carilion Clinic
    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...
  8. Audiologist - 40 hours Springfield, MA Sisters of Providence Health System
    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...
  9. Audiologist: Part Time Shreveport, LA University Health System
    Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing, balance, and screen for communication disorders. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:...
  10. 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.
  11. Physician - Lane ENT Clinic - FT Zachary, LA Lane Regional Medical Center
    Lane Regional Medical Center is seeking to employ a full-time Otolaryngology physician to re-establish Lane ENT Clinic as a solo practitioner on campus with an on-site audiologist. Guaranteed base salary plus annual RVU-based productivity...
  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. Speech Language Pathologist Elkin, NC Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
    Position Title: Speech Language Pathologist, CCC Department: RSL Status: Non-Exempt/Hourly Employee JOB SUMMARY: The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is...