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What is an
Audiologist?

Audiologists work with clients to help them to preserve, manage and improve their hearing, their ability to process and understand sounds, and their balance.

Audiologists help clients of all ages – from infants to older adults – and clients with complex needs improve their ability to communicate and interact in all situations.

What does an Audiologist do?

Audiologists can perform diagnostic tests, including advanced tests using electrophysiological methods. Audiologists perform a range of assessments including assess hearing and auditory function, vestibular (balance) function, tinnitus, auditory processing function and neural function.

Audiologists can provide counselling as well as aural (re)habilitation which encompasses the prescription and fitting of hearing aids and other assistive devices (hearing aids, FM and other remote sensing systems, bone conduction aids and hearing assistive technology e.g. TV listening devices)

Further services that audiologists can provide include:

  • Wax removal and management
  • Hearing protection (custom musician/noise/swimming/sleep plugs)
  • Tinnitus rehabilitation
  • Communication training
  • Vestibular (balance) rehabilitation

The Role of an Audiologist

An audiologist is a health professional who provides advice, treatment, education, and interventions for people with hearing, communication, and balance problems. 

Audiologists also have knowledge of implantable devices (e.g. cochlear implants, middle ear implantable hearing aids, bone anchored hearing aids) and collaborate with other hearing and health professionals in their application.

The Scope of Practice for audiologists provides more information about the services that audiologists may offer.

Audiologists must have completed at least the equivalent of an Australian university Masters-level degree in clinical audiology. Audiology Australia accredits Masters programs in Audiology and assures that they meet high standards. You can read more about audiologists’ qualifications and training here.

You should book an appointment to see an Audiology Australia Accredited Audiologist. This ensures your audiologist:

– Has obtained a qualification that is at least the equivalent of an Australian university Masters-level degree in clinical audiology
– Has undertaken Audiology Australia’s clinical internship program
– Has agreed to abide by the Code of Conduct; and
– Undertakes continuing professional development sufficient to maintain their knowledge and skills

Why Choose an AudA Accredited Audiologist?

Audiology Australia accredits more than 95% of the audiology profession in Australia. Our audiologists are highly qualified with an Australian university master’s degree and an intensive clinical internship.

Find an AudA Accredited Audiologist near you today

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