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"Audiologists"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Audiologists"

1) Administer hearing or speech/language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.

2) Counsel and instruct clients in techniques to improve hearing or speech impairment, including sign language or lip-reading.

 

3) Evaluate hearing and speech/language disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.

4) Examine and clean patients' ear canals.

5) Fit and dispense assistive devices, such as hearing aids.

 

6) Maintain client records at all stages, including initial evaluation and discharge.

7) Monitor clients' progress and discharge them from treatment when goals have been attained.

8) Plan and conduct treatment programs for clients' hearing or speech problems, consulting with physicians, nurses, psychologists, and other health care personnel as necessary.

9) Recommend assistive devices according to clients' needs or nature of impairments.

10) Refer clients to additional medical or educational services if needed.

11) Advise educators or other medical staff on speech or hearing topics.

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12) Conduct or direct research on hearing or speech topics and report findings to help in the development of procedures, technology, or treatments.

13) Develop and supervise hearing screening programs.

14) Educate and supervise audiology students and health care personnel.

 

15) Fit and tune cochlear implants, providing rehabilitation for adjustment to listening with implant amplification systems.

16) Instruct clients, parents, teachers, or employers in how to avoid behavior patterns that lead to miscommunication.

17) Participate in conferences or training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods or technologies.

18) Measure noise levels in workplaces and conduct hearing protection programs in industry, schools, and communities.

19) Work with multi-disciplinary teams to assess and rehabilitate recipients of implanted hearing devices.

Job Description for "Audiologists" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Audiologists"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-I-R        SOC:  29-1121.00


 

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