Learn About the CSD Professions: Audiology

About Audiology

Audiology is the science of hearing, balance, and related disorders. Learn how we hear.

Careers in Audiology

Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages. Hearing and balance disorders are complex with medical, psychological, physical, social, educational, and employment implications.

Audiologists provide professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of these disorders, leading to improved outcomes and quality of life.

Employment Settings

Audiologists work in many different types of facilities; most work 40–50 hours per week; some work part-time. They frequently work with other medical specialists, speech-language pathologists, educators, engineers, scientists, and allied health professionals.

Salary Information

Salaries of audiologists vary depending on education, experience, work setting, and geographical location.

Employment Opportunities

Of the 186,000 professionals whom ASHA represents, approximately 12,970 are certified audiologists. The need for audiologists continues to grow.

Audiologist Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities of audiologists include knowledge and skills related to assessment and identification, management and treatment, and prevention and education.

Education Requirements

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