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Audiologist

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An audiologist measures a patient’s hearing and sense of balance, identifies problems and recommends treatment. Audiologists can prescribe hearing aids and advise patients how to use them.

The Work

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Pay

Audiologists working as clinical physiologists for the NHS are on the Agenda for Change salary scales. The current pay scales are from April 2017. They start on Band 5, £22,440 to £29,034 a year. Senior audiologists are on Band 6, £26,830 to £35,933 a year.

Specialists and consultants can earn more.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


Year Unemployed

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Getting In

The majority of audiologists work for the NHS, either in clinics or in research. Others work in private clinics, universities or research institutes. There are vacancies advertised on the British Society of AudiologyBritish Academy of Audiology, NHS Scotland Recruitment and  NHS Jobs (England and Wales) websites.

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be able to:

Training

At the end of your audiology course, you would register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical Scientist (Audiology).

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Academy of Audiology (BAA)
Tel: 01625 290046
E-mail: admin@baaudiology.org
Website: http://www.baaudiology.org
Twitter: @BAAudiology
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baaudiology

British Society of Audiology (BSA)
Tel: 0118 966 0622
E-mail: bsa@thebsa.org.uk
Website: http://www.thebsa.org.uk
Twitter: @BSAudiology1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BSAudiology

While BAA represents professional audiologists, BSA represents those who have some other interest or qualification in Audiology.

Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists
Tel: 0845 226 3064
E-mail: rccpadmin@rccp.co.uk
Website: http://www.rccp.co.uk/
Twitter: @ClinPhys

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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