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...
06.19.2018
- STAFF CLINICIAN - AUDIOLOGIST (SPE0010V) Job Description STAFF CLINICIAN - AUDIOLOGIST-SPE0010V Description Position: CLINICAL AUDIOLOGIST / Pediatrics Location: Main Hospital / Chapel Hill Hours: Full-time, 40 hrs/wk; Days;...
06.18.2018
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...
06.20.2018
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...
06.20.2018
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: AUDIOLOGIST- Full Time (1.0 FTE) Virginia, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICS Audiologist practices independently and is responsible for the clinics day to day operations, supported by...
06.20.2018
St. Lukes is a nationally recognized leading healthcare organization where people like you drive our success. We are currently searching for an Audiologist to join our team at our Wood River location in Ketchum, Idaho. Audiologists are...
06.20.2018
This is a contingent position, working as needed Non-benefits eligible The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want...
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...
06.20.2018
Performs a variety of duties involving the diagnoses, treatment and management of individuals with hearing loss or balance problems.
05.09.2018
Assesses auditory function and communication problems caused by hearing loss utilizing appropriate audiologic diagnostic procedures. Provides consultation and recommendation of audiologic (re)habilitation, including amplification devices (when...
06.18.2018
Responsible for evaluating, planning, and treatment for patients referred to the service. Provides group and/or individual treatment to patients with a variety of diagnoses and presenting symptoms. Essential Duties: Responsibilities:...
06.20.2018
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:...
05.04.2018
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...
06.18.2018
The ECHO Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) provides a full range of comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative speech/language services for children with educationally significant hearing loss (including profound deafness) ages birth to 21....
06.20.2018
The Audiology Intern receives training on assessments, diagnosis, evaluation, screening, habilitation, and activities related to client management, under the direction of the Director of Audiology. The Audiology Intern has graduated with a...
  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. STAFF CLINICIAN - AUDIOLOGIST Chapel Hill, NC UNC Health Care
    - STAFF CLINICIAN - AUDIOLOGIST (SPE0010V) Job Description STAFF CLINICIAN - AUDIOLOGIST-SPE0010V Description Position: CLINICAL AUDIOLOGIST / Pediatrics Location: Main Hospital / Chapel Hill Hours: Full-time, 40 hrs/wk; Days;...
  3. Audiologist-Otolaryngology Portland, ME MaineHealth
    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...
  4. Audiologist - PRN Indianapolis, IN Community Health Network
    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...
  5. AUDIOLOGIST - Virginia, MN Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: AUDIOLOGIST- Full Time (1.0 FTE) Virginia, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICS Audiologist practices independently and is responsible for the clinics day to day operations, supported by...
  6. Audiologist 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 Audiologist to join our team at our Wood River location in Ketchum, Idaho. Audiologists are...
  7. Agency Audiologist Columbus, OH Nationwide Children's Hospital
    This is a contingent position, working as needed Non-benefits eligible The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want...
  8. 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...
  9. AUDIOLOGIST 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.
  10. Audiologist St. Louis Park, MN Park Nicollet Health Services
    Assesses auditory function and communication problems caused by hearing loss utilizing appropriate audiologic diagnostic procedures. Provides consultation and recommendation of audiologic (re)habilitation, including amplification devices (when...
  11. Audiologist Zanesville, OH Genesis HealthCare System
    Responsible for evaluating, planning, and treatment for patients referred to the service. Provides group and/or individual treatment to patients with a variety of diagnoses and presenting symptoms. Essential Duties: Responsibilities:...
  12. 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:...
  13. 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...
  14. SLP - ECHO Urbana, IL Carle Foundation
    The ECHO Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) provides a full range of comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative speech/language services for children with educationally significant hearing loss (including profound deafness) ages birth to 21....
  15. Audiology Intern (Audiology, 40 hours, FT) Boston, MA Boston Medical Center
    The Audiology Intern receives training on assessments, diagnosis, evaluation, screening, habilitation, and activities related to client management, under the direction of the Director of Audiology. The Audiology Intern has graduated with a...