What does an Audiologist do?

Audiologists are healthcare professionals who use relevant technology, problem-solving, and social skills to identify and treat auditory disorders including hearing, balance, or tinnitus. They assist patients living with these disorders to learn better communication and connection with the world. Audiologists work in healthcare settings, educational facilities, and in government agencies and work with other medical and rehabilitation professionals to care for their patients.

Audiologists provide services to various ages, from newborn to elderly adults. They counsel and educate patients, families, and caregivers and use the latest technology to evaluate and treat communication and related disorders. They develop skills to service supervisors, mentors, or administrators of services and programs. Audiologists must earn a doctorate degree from an accredited program by the Council on Academic Accreditation and pass a national exam.

What responsibilities are common for Audiologist jobs?
  • Administer and interpret a variety of tests to determine the type and degree of hearing impairment, such as air and bone conduction, and speech reception and discrimination tests, the site of damage, and effects on comprehension and speech
  • Maintain patient confidentiality with written and verbal information per HIPAA.
  • Conduct otoscopic examinations, cerumen management, and calibration checks of audiometric equipment.
  • Make follow-up calls to patients to ensure satisfaction with their assistive listening and hearing device.
  • Perform audiological diagnosis, case coordination, and treatment for a wide variety of multi-handicapped and complex cases.
  • Implement audiology services primarily for children and for some adults.
What are the typical qualifications for Audiologist jobs?
  • Full-time training and licensing program to become a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in audiology or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and collaboration abilities, along with solid time management and problem solving skills.
  • Strong command of English language, experience with writing protocols, and good communication skills.
  • Requires good manual dexterity and calibration abilities.
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Audiologist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£40,350 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£29K
Median: £40K
£57K
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Audiologist Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
12%
5 - 7
0%
8+
85%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Audiologist Insights

Read what Audiologist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Infant Hearing Screening SpecialistsInfant Hearing Screening Specialists
Infant Hearing Screener
12 Feb 2022

“I love my job and it's easier to do your job when you have a supportive manager.”

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Infant Hearing Screener
12 Feb 2022

“You grow and learn a lot from this job because you work independently alongside nurses.”

Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast
Newborn Hearing Screener
18 Feb 2022

“No promotion salary not great”

PediatrixPediatrix
Hearing Screener
16 May 2021

“Work independently with little to no supervision and pay is good.”

Miracle EarMiracle Ear
Hearing Aid Dispenser
9 Jun 2020

“Flexible schedule sometimes and no weekends.”

Ear, Nose and Throat of Northwest Georgia
Audiologist
31 Dec 2020

“Howard is the best doctor and boss.”

Health Service ExecutiveHealth Service Executive
Clinical Audiologist
27 Oct 2021

“Job security as a temp is not good”

Guida Surveying
D Bear
23 Mar 2021

“When work is flowing salary is great”

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