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Audiologist

Use expert knowledge of linguistics and communication to help people of all ages with communication impairments.

What's it like to be an Audiologist?

Audiologists are qualified health specialists with expertise in hearing defects, communication impairments and balance issues. They work with patients to preserve, manage and improve their hearing and ability to understand sounds. They work with people of all ages, from infants to older adults, fitting and testing hearing aids.

Tasks and duties

  • Administering and interpreting a wide range of tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of detected hearing problems.
  • Analysing test results and identifying root causes of hearing problems.
  • Prescribing and testing appropriate hearing aids and cochlear implants and instructing patients for use.
  • Reporting results of testing in writing and providing recommendations and referrals to relevant medical practitioners.
  • Assessing hearing levels of workers in occupations at high risk of hearing damage, including pilots or members of the armed forces.
Audiologists work in hospitals, community health centres, private practices or universities. Some Audiologists also work in healthcare research assisting in the development of new technologies, or testing the hearing of workers in the armed forces, such as pilots

What can I earn as an Audiologist?

The most common salary  for an Audiologist is between $80k and $90k
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How to become an Audiologist

To become an accredited Audiologist in Australia you need to complete five years of university study, including a two-year master’s in Clinical Audiology. After completing your studies, you need to complete a one-year clinical internship with an accredited member of Audiology Australia. Audiologists become accredited after completing their clinical internship and must renew their accreditation every 12 months.
  1. Complete an accredited two-year master’s degree in Clinical Audiology.
  2. Become an Accredited Audiologist by completing a one-year clinical internship at an Audiology Australia accredited workplace. Once achieved, accreditation must be renewed every 12 months.
  3. Demonstrate mandatory professional development every 12 months in order to renew your accreditation. Professional development can include attending conferences, seminars, training courses, study and research.

Explore audiology qualifications

Embark on your career as an Audiologist by completing a bachelor degree.

Bachelor of Arts

Linguistics
Duration 1 yr - 10 yrs
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How do Audiologists rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Audiologists surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5
Reviewer's Qualification
Masters of Clinicak Audiology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Paediatric & Vestibular audiology
The good things
- working with people and knowing you could be making a real difference in their life - enjoy working with children and making a seemingly scary clinical environment fun - as a senior audiologist I en...
The challenges
- time management: need to be efficient at your job i.e. obtain test results efficiently and have time for reporting
4 out of 5
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Audiology Studies
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Audiology
The good things
I do it for the love. I work with patients from new born to 18 years and functioning at different levels. I see a varying caseload of kids with complex needs. Every day is different. Other roles in ...
The challenges
Some kids present with behavioural difficulties and can be hard to test. Sometimes babies don't sleep. You need to be patient and work with the kids to try to get test results.
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What are the job opportunities for Audiologists?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities

Audiologist jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
38.3%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Audiologists and Speech Pathologists \ Therapists
Latest Audiologist jobs on SEEK
The Trustee for FOR THE RAYNER FAMILY TRUST
South West Coast VIC
Audiologist - Full Time Position
Malouf Medical Pty Ltd
Gold Coast
Experienced audiologist with a balance of strong clinical skills and patient care, and commitment to quality devices and hearing outcomes.
Ear Science Institute Australia
Bunbury & South West
Lions Hearing Clinic is looking for a dynamic and experienced Full-time Audiologist to join our team at our Bunbury clinic.
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S.A. Health
Adelaide
You will be responsible for the provision and oversight of comprehensive audiological services to patients at the Flinders Medical Centre.
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