Audiologists work to preserve and improve the hearing of others. An audiologist focusses on conditions of the inner and middle ear. Audiologists conduct specialised tests to diagnose auditory disorders. Common techniques used to treat auditory disorders may involve the use of a hearing aid or other devices, such as cochlear implants. Once a diagnosis has been made the audiologist will develop a treatment plan.
Audiologists work in clinical or organisational settings. Loss of hearing often affects other areas of a patient’s life, so an audiologist may work alongside other health professionals.
Audiologists can choose to specialize in one or more of the following areas:
Adult and elderly health
community outreach programs.
Audiologists are employed by hospitals, clinics, private companies, government agencies, universities, schools and non-profit organisations.
Many hearing loss related disorders are associated with ageing. Employment opportunities for audiologists are expected to increase over the next decade, due to the age progression of the baby boomer generation.
Note: Students undertaking this Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Master of Clinical Audiology pathway are required to successfully complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences before commencing the Master of Clinical Audiology. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor degree are guaranteed entry into the Master degree.
Duration: 4 years full-time as accelerated (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study). Some students may take longer.4 years full-time as accelerated (equivalent to 4.5 years full-time study). Some students may take longer.
You will undertake placements throughout your course. Placements can be in metropolitan or rural areas, interstate, or sometimes overseas. You may need to complete your clinical placement outside of University semester time.
You complete 200 hours of clinical placement and you will need a valid Working with Children Check and Police Check.