Audiology

Why study audiology?

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
  • pediatric health
  • rehabilitation
  • community outreach programs.

Career opportunities

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.

Your study experience

Audiology placements

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.

On the couch with audiology

Hear from our dedicated staff and ask questions via ON24’s Q&A portal.

Get the skills and knowledge to prevent and treat tinnitus, hearing and balance disorders.

Broadcast from Melbourne Campus Open Day on Sunday 2 August, 2020.

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Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.