Audiologist – ANZSCO 252711

Description
Provides diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.
Skill Level
1

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Group: 2527 Audiologists and Speech PathologistsTherapists

Description
AUDIOLOGISTS AND SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS/THERAPISTS provide diagnostic assessment, treatment, rehabilitative services and management of human hearing defects, and communication and swallowing impairments.
Tasks Include:

    • administering and interpreting a wide range of audiometric tests to determine hearing efficiency and locate sites of detected hearing problems
    • interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
    • evaluating total response pattern and acoustic tests to distinguish between organic and non-organic hearing loss
    • planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech reading and other rehabilitation programs
    • prescribing appropriate hearing aids and instructing patients in use
    • administering tests and observing patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
    • planning and conducting programs of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
    • administering individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
    • advising on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
    • counselling and guiding language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers
Skill Level
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Occupations in this Group
  • 252711 Audiologist
  • 252712 Speech Pathologist (Aus) / Speech Language Therapist (NZ)

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