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.
good communication skills
able to work accurately with precision instruments
able to be patient with hearing-impaired and elderly people.