Audiologists treat children and adults who suffer from a loss of hearing, tinnitus or a balance disorder. Audiology is a branch of science which deals with the study of hearing, balance and related disorders through tests and treatment through hearing aids.
Audiologists work work in public and private schools, clinics, hospitals, medical centers, vocational rehabilitation centers, private practice, industry, and government agencies.
-counsel individuals with hearing impairments and their families to help them adjust to hearing loss and balance disorders
-perform hearing tests including: Audiometry and Tympanometry
-advice about environmental aids
-in addition, many audiologists work as auditory scientists in a research capacity.
Audiologists Skills and Knowledge: patience and understanding, excellent spoken and written communication skills, clear speech which can be easily lip-read, the ability to teach and explain instructions to clients of all ages and abilities, an interest in the theoretical and scientific background of treatment, practical skills to manipulate small devices, like hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Audiologist Salary by Industry
Healthcare: $53,378 – $73,830
Hearing Aid Dispensing: $55,928 – $75,675
Medical Office: $53,138 – $73,948
Physician’s Office: $53,693 – $74,252
Medical Services: $53,970 – $75,673
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