Audiologists assess, diagnose and treat patients ( children or adults) with audiological and vestibular disorders caused by infectious, genetic, traumatic or degenerative conditions, such as hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, imbalance, hyperacusis and auditory processing difficulties. They can prescribe a hearing aid and have a role in assessing and managing patients who may benefit from cochlear implants.  

Alternative label

  • audiological scientist

  • audiology expert

  • hearing aid audiologist

  • technical audiologist

  • expert in audiology

  • senior audiologist

  • audiology specialist

  • paediatric audiologist

  • specialist in audiology

  • audiology scientist

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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