1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2399-11 Audiologist

Provides diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • administers and interprets a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and site of detected hearing problems
  • interprets audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
  • evaluates total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
  • plans, directs and participates in counselling, speech-reading and other rehabilitative programs
  • prescribes appropriate hearing aides and instructs patients in use
  • records patients' condition, treatment and progress
  • may conduct research into the physiology, pathology, physics, and psychophysics of the auditory system
  • may design and develop clinical and research procedures and apparatus
  • may design and implement industrial hearing conservation and education programs
  • may design and implement school-based audiology programs within special schools for hearing-impaired children

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