Audiologists work in a range of settings to assess and treat people with hearling and or balance disorders. Identifying and assessing hearing and balance function and their associated disorders, recommending and providing appropriate therapeutic rehabilitation and management.
There are a number of routes to qualify to paractice (see presentation below) and 4 main Universities where to study.
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If you have an interest in science and technology and are considering career options in healthcare and professions allied to heatlh a work experience placement in this area may be valuable.
Although opportunities for work placements are limited due to the work pressures within the department, applications are welcomed and considered on a case by case basis from students seriously considering a career in Audiology.
A typical work placement would consist of a day visiting the department shadowing staff when performing hearing tests in the hearing services out patient department. The day is designed to provide a brief overview of the profession and an opportunity to meet staff.
If you are interested in a career in audiology experience outside of the NHS will support your application and interview. Explore opportunities with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Hearing Aid Dispensing and any areas where you are able to provide care to, or develop communication skills with people.
Useful Websites to look at include:
The British Academy of Audiology (Professional and Regulatory body of audiologists) www.baaudiology.org/
Action on Hearing Loss: http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
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