Audiologists are University trained, Masters level professionals experienced in the non-medical management of disorders of the ear and vestibular system including hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis and dizziness. Audiologists spend at least five years in university training, including two years in a Master’s level audiology program. During this study, Audiology students not only earn practical skills in the management of hearing loss, but undertake extensive study in the anatomy and physiology of the ear and vestibular system and a thorough understanding of how conditions of the ear have a functional impact on hearing and communication abilities. After finishing the Masters degree, Audiologists undertake a yearlong clinical internship to become accredited for clinical practice by Audiology Australia.
Audiologists are the only hearing health practitioners who are able to provide complex diagnostic audiological services and who are able to provide services to people of all ages, from babies to older adults.
Before selecting a hearing health care professional, please check their credentials to ensure you are getting the most accurate assessment of your hearing and communication needs from a highly trained and experienced provider.