Audiometrists test hearing by administering audiometric tests to enable the rehabilitation of hearing loss through counselling and/or the fitting of hearing devices. They may refer or report to a medical practitioner or an audiologist as required.
Duties & Tasks
Audiometrists may perform the following tasks:
- administer tests to assess and measure hearing
- explain to patients how the audiometric equipment will be used to measure their hearing
- fit earphones or bone conductors on patients and adjust controls on an audiometer to administer the tests
- send a report to the audiologist or medical practitioner where required once the results of a test are recorded
- take ear impressions to make ear moulds, so that a suitable hearing aid may be chosen
- fit and check hearing aids and give instructions on their use
- provide follow-up care and advice.
A clinical audiometrist performs hearing tests to assist medical practitioners and audiologists.
Hearing Aid Audiometrist
A hearing aid audiometrist specialises in fitting hearing aids and advising clients on their use.
Industrial Screening Audiometrist
An industrial screening audiometrist performs hearing tests for pre-employment screening. They also fit and instruct clients in the use of noise protection devices such as earplugs, and perform noise assessments in factories using sound-level meters and dosimeters.
- good communication skills
- able to work accurately with precision instruments
- able to be patient with hearing-impaired and elderly people.