Audiologist/Audiometrist Kaimātai/Kaitirotiro Taringa

Audiologists and audiometrists study, identify, measure and treat hearing disorders and loss. They also provide aids and other listening devices to assist patients who have hearing loss.

Audiologists need to be registered with the New Zealand Audiological Society.

Audiologists/audiometrists may do some or all or the following:

  • study, identify and measure hearing problems, using specialised equipment
  • advise on hearing problems and prescribe, select and fit hearing aids
  • help patients with rehabilitation after an accident or condition that caused hearing loss
  • repair hearing aids and supply hearing aid batteries.

Audiologists may also:

  • research hearing problems
  • assess and manage problems processing sound
  • do assessments of workplace and classroom sound levels
  • adjust a client’s cochlear implants until the sound is clear.

Physical Requirements

Audiologists and audiometrists need to have good eyesight (with or without corrective lenses). They should also have good hearing and a clear speaking voice.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for audiologists and audiometrists includes:

  • work in nursing homes
  • work with people who have hearing impairments.

Personal Qualities

Audiologists/audiometrists need to be:

  • patient
  • understanding
  • good listeners, who are able to relate to a wide range of people
  • good communicators, with people skills
  • good at planning and research.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for audiologists and audiometrists includes:

  • work in nursing homes
  • work with people who have hearing impairments.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification is needed to enter further training. Useful subjects include biology, physics, te reo Māori, maths and English.

Audiologist/Audiometrists can earn around $55K-$75K per year per year.

Audiologist/Audiometrist

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