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Career as Audiologists

Career as a Audiologists

About Audiologists

Audiologists are professionals who diagnose, treat and manage a patient's hearing problems. Audiologists work with patients of all ages who encounter hearing and balance disorders and provide adequate rehabilitation and management.  They specialise in the use of advanced technology to diagnose and assess the hearing problems of a patient. Audiologists use audiometers, computers and other devices to test the hearing capacity in patients and identify the underlying cause of hearing loss. 

Audiologists often work with other medical specialists such as speech-language pathologists, engineers, scientists, educators and allied health professionals and technicians.

Audiologist Roles and Responsibilities:-

Some of an Audiologist's main roles and responsibilities are given below.

  • Examine patients with hearing difficulties, balance issues or other ear-related problems

  • Discuss the outcomes of the test and diagnose problems

  • Logically deduce and prescribe treatment that satisfies the patient objectives

  • Give tinnitus treatment, a disorder that triggers ear ringing

  • Advise patients and their families about how to listen and communicate, for example through lip-reading or through technology

  • Monitor patients on a regular basis to check their hearing 

  • Keep patient progress record

  • Study the causes of not hearing and balance problems and their treatment

  • Educate patients on how to reduce hearing loss

Eligibility to become Audiologists

The eligibility criteria required for both undergraduate and postgraduate Audiologists course are mentioned below:-

UG Level Audiologists Course:-

S.No

Name of Course

Eligibility Criteria

1

Certificate Course on Communication Disorders

 
  • Must have passed 10+2 examinations from any recognized board.

2

Diploma in Hearing Aid and Earmould Technology

3

B.Sc in Speech and Hearing

  • Needs to pass Class 12th examination or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.

  • Must have studied Physics, chemistry, biology as their main subject in the qualifying examination

  • In some cases, candidates do also need to need to appear for the entrance exam conducted by the college.4

4

Bachelors of Special Education in Hearing Impairment

PG Level Audiologists Course:-

S.No

Name of Course

Eligibility Criteria

1

M.Sc in Audiology

  • Must have secured a B.Sc degree in the relevant stream or BASLP or an equivalent degree from a recognised university.

  • Must have obtained at least 50% marks in the qualifying degree

2

M.Sc in Speech-Language Pathology

3

PhD in Audiology

  • In order to be admitted, candidates must secure an M.Sc. degree in (Aud) / (Sp. & Hg.) / MASLP from any recognized university.

  • Besides this candidates need to secure a one-year job experience to be qualified.

4

PhD in Speech-Language Pathology

Top Audiology Colleges in India

Some of the top Audiology Colleges in India in which you can take admission are mentioned below:- 

Amity University, Gurgaon

Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun 

Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad 

IIMT University, Meerut 

Parul University, Vadodara 

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala 

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru 

Amrita University, Kochi

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Types of Job Roles Audiologists

After studying audiology at a well-known and respected college, candidates will find a variety of jobs. Audiologists can find employment in government and private hospitals, private clinics, educational institutions and healthcare facilities. They can also work with doctors, hearing aid manufacturers and NGOs. Some of the popular Audiologist Job Profiles are mentioned below:

Audiologists:-

Audiologist(s) are health professionals who use technology, advanced troubleshooting and social skills to diagnose and treat hearing, balance, tinnitus and other hearing disorders. Audiologists help people with disorders to communicate better and connect with the world around them.

Clinical Audiologist & Speech Pathologist:- 

Clinical Audiologist & Speech Pathologist is a specialist who carries out clinical practices for patients engaged in speech & hearing testing, dispensing hearing aids and listening aids

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs):-

Speech-language pathologists are health professionals responsible for preventing and assessing diagnoses for treating speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and speech therapy for children and adults.

Audiologist assistants:-

Audiologist assistants work under the supervision of a certified or licensed audiologist and provide administrative support to audiologists and other hearing loss specialists. They help audiologists determine how severe hearing loss or other hearing issues.

Diagnosis Audiologist:-

Diagnosis Audiologist carries out a range of tests on adults and children to determine the presence, nature and extent of hearing loss and balance disorders

Employment Sector/Industry for Audiologists

There are plenty of career opportunities one may consider after completing an Audiology course. Below are some of the top sectors that recruit Audiologists:

  • Hospitals

  • Diagnostic Centres

  • Health Care Centre

  • Emergency Care

  • Educational services

  • Colleges

Top Recruiting Companies for Audiologists

The demand for Audiologists is very high and they can find the job both in the public and private sectors. Some of the top recruiting companies that recruit Audiologists are as follows:

  • Artemis Hospital

  • HR Capsule LLP

  • Aditya Hospital

  • Bharati Hospital

  • Medanta Hospital

  • AIIMS

  • Fortis Hospital

  • Aster Hospital

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Pay Scale/Salary of Audiologists

An Audiologist's salary varies according to one's academic and professional background.  The average salary of Audiologists is as follows:

Job Profile

Starting Salary per annum 

Mid Level Salary per annum

Senior Level Salary per annum 

Audiologists 

Rs 3,20,000

Rs 4,50,000

Rs 8,00,000

Speech-language pathologists

Rs 3,00,000/-

Rs 5,00,000/-

Rs 7,00,000/-

Audiologist assistants

Rs 2,50,000

Rs 4,00,000

Rs 5,50,000/-

Books & Study Material to Become Audiologists

Some of the best books for Audiologists are mentioned below:-

  • Diagnostic Vestibular Pocket Guide, Author: Julie A. Honaker

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus, Author: Eldre W. Beukes, Gerhard Andersson, Vinaya Manchaiah, Viktor Kaldo

  • Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, Author: Brian Taylor, H. Gustav Mueller 

  • Hearing Impairment and Disability, Author: Joav, MD, MMedSci, DMSc Merrick

Pros of becoming a Audiologists

  • You will get the opportunity to help those in need.

  • The demand for Audiologists is very high which means great salary packages.

Cons of becoming a Audiologists

  • It can be a frustrating and highly demanding job.

  • Sometimes Audiologists are expected to work long hours which can affect health and cause stress.

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