Audiology is a health care profession involved in assessing, managing and rehabilitating hearing loss and balance disorders. According to the Good Universities Guide – Audiologists test hearing and assess the nature of hearing disorders. They are responsible for the non-medical management and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated disorders of communication.
Audiology is a rapidly growing profession and qualified audiologists are in high demand both locally and internationally. To become an audiologist, students usually have to complete a bachelor degree in linguistics, physics, psychology, special education, speech pathology, science, or a related discipline, followed by a graduate diploma and a Master’s degree in audiology. In Victoria, theMasters of Audiology is offered by La Trobe University, and the University of Melbourne.