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Audiologists - 29-1181.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Audiologist
  • Audiology Doctor (AUD)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology Licensed Audiologist (CCC-A Licensed Audiologist)
  • Clinical Audiologist
  • Dispensing Audiologist
  • Educational Audiologist
  • Forensic Audiologist
  • Industrial Audiologist
  • Pediatric Audiologist
  • Staff Audiologist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.
  • Advise educators or other medical staff on hearing or balance topics.
  • Conduct or direct research on hearing or balance topics and report findings to help in the development of procedures, technology, or treatments.
  • Counsel and instruct patients and their families in techniques to improve hearing and communication related to hearing loss.
  • Develop and supervise hearing screening programs.
  • Educate and supervise audiology students and health care personnel.
  • Engage in marketing activities, such as developing marketing plans, to promote business for private practices.
  • Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
  • Examine and clean patients' ear canals.
  • Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
  • Instruct patients, parents, teachers, or employers in communication strategies to maximize effective receptive communication.
  • Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities.
  • Measure noise levels in workplaces and conduct hearing conservation programs in industry, military, schools, and communities.
  • Monitor patients' progress and provide ongoing observation of hearing or balance status.
  • Participate in conferences or training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or balance disorder treatment methods or technologies.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as managing office functions and finances.
  • Plan and conduct treatment programs for patients' hearing or balance problems, consulting with educators, physicians, nurses, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and other health care personnel, as necessary.
  • Program and monitor cochlear implants to fit the needs of patients.
  • Provide information to the public on hearing or balance topics.
  • Recommend assistive devices according to patients' needs or nature of impairments.
  • Refer patients to additional medical or educational services, if needed.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to assess and rehabilitate recipients of implanted hearing devices through auditory training and counseling.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Conduct health or safety training programs.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Develop health assessment methods or programs.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Inspect work environments to ensure safety.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Merchandise healthcare products or services.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Present medical research reports.
  • Recommend types of assistive devices.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Test patient hearing.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Audiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Audiologist (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Audiologist (Space Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Audiology (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Audiology (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Audiology/Speech Pathologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Audiology/Speech Pathologist, Audiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Audiology/Speech Pathologist, Speech (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Audiologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Audiologist
  • Director, Speech-and-Hearing Clinic