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audiology. By: Reba hauser (3 rd hour). Therapeutic Services. Job description / duties. Preventing, identifying, assessing, and treating disorders relating to hearing Perform tests E valuate patients to determine range and degree of hearing loss Prescribe hearing aid

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Audiology

audiology

By: Reba hauser (3rd hour)

Therapeutic Services


Job description duties

Job description / duties

  • Preventing, identifying, assessing, and treating disorders relating to hearing

  • Perform tests

  • Evaluate patients to determine range and degree of hearing loss

  • Prescribe hearing aid

  • Create strategies to communicate effectively

  • Physician referrals


Work setting

Work setting

  • Hospitals

  • Rehab centers

  • Schools

  • Speech/hearing centers

  • Colleges and universities

  • Clinics

  • Special speech and hearing centers

  • Government agencies

  • Private industry


Personal characteristics needed

Personal characteristics needed

  • Efficient

    • Arrive on time

  • Likes order

    • Keep records

    • Enjoy taking notes

  • Structure is important

    • Make plans

  • Follow directions

    • Work under a boss

  • Patience

  • Concentration

  • Attention to detail


Education needed

Education needed

  • High school diploma

  • Bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders

  • 300 to 375 hours of supervised clinical experience

  • 9 months of post graduate professional clinical experience

  • UW-Steven’s Point

    • http://www.uwsp.edu/comd/Pages/Academics/graduate/aud/aud.aspx

  • UW-River Falls

    • http://www.uwrf.edu/Majors/ADMCommunicativeDisorders.cfm

  • Marquette University

    • http://www.marquette.edu/explore/major-speech-pathology.shtml


Wages and benefits

Wages and benefits

  • Starting: $46, 500

  • Average: $62,000

  • Maximum: $90,000

  • Benefits: paid holidays and vacations, health insurance, retirement plans

  • Employment Outlook: Good


Personal assessment

Personal assessment

  • I am a very patient person who is a great listener and loves to take notes and stay organized. I love to help people, and I feel that this would be a great way to bring my strengths and loves together so that I have a well-paying, steady job that I enjoy. Also, this career goes great with my schooling plans. I am willing to go to school for six years to receive a Master’s Degree. Audiology seems like the right fit for me.


Article of founder of audiology

Article of founder of audiology

  • Founder of Audiology, Raymond Carhart:

  • http://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/northwestern/winter2003/features/communication/sidebar3.htm


Videos

VIDEOs

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ7oXFVJFRM

    • Video about encouraging loved ones to use hearing aids

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJpeBRHQyw

    • Video about advancements in the career of audiology

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tmw5sU69rI

    • Overview of an Audiologist


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