Worcester State University
Communication Sciences & Disorders Department

 

What are Audiologists?

 

Audiologists are experts in the non-medical management of the
auditory and balance systems. They specialize in:


      •    
Normal and impaired hearing

 

•     Prevention of hearing loss

 

•     Identification and assessment of hearing and balance problems

 

•     Rehabilitation of persons with hearing and balance disorders

 

In addition, audiologists may:

 

•     Prepare future professionals in colleges and universities

 

•     Manage agencies, clinics, or private practices

 

•     Engage in research to enhance knowledge about normal 
 hearing, and the evaluation and treatment of hearing disorders

 

•     Designs hearing instruments and testing equipment

 

•     Develop new methods and products to evaluate and treat
 speech-language disorders

 

Work sites include:

 

•     Public and private schools

 

•     Hospitals

 

•     Rehabilitation Centers

 

•     Residential health care facilities

 

•     Community Clinics

 

•     Colleges and Universities

 

•     Private Practice Offices

 

•     Health Departments

 

The median salary range for an ASHA-certified audiologist in 2004
ranged from $45,000-$78,000, depending on educational background,
specialty and experience, along with geographical location and type
of setting in which they work.

 
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