How to become a Audiometrist

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.

Personal requirements of a Audiometrist

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work accurately with precision instruments
  • Able to be patient with hearing-impaired and elderly people

Education & Training for a Audiometrist

To become an audiometrist you usually have to complete a VET qualification in audiometry. Entry usually requires Year 12. Students must also have a suitably qualified supervisor to oversee practical tasks and guide them through required competencies. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become an audiometrist through a traineeship in Audiometry. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 12. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.




Additional Information
Audiometrists are not able to work with patients suffering complex hearing loss. Such cases require more advanced knowledge of audiology and its associated skills. See the separate entry for Audiologist for more details.
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