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Prepared to Study for Years


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Audiologists are licensed hearing healthcare professionals. They specialise in diagnosing and treating hearing loss and balance disorders. As an audiologist you will work with both children and adults and will be an expert at conducting hearing exams as well as fitting, adjusting and maintaining hearing aid devices.

Audiologists also help treat people with issues relating to balance and tinnitus. 

Audiologists use specialised equipment to make their diagnosis and compile treatment plans for their patients and clients. 

How to be an Audiologist in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

To become a Child & Youth Care Worker in South Africa, you will the following qualifications:

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate /National Certificate (V))
  2. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Audiology)

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Entry requirements for tertiary education institutions may differ, but the following subjects are recommended:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Audiologists in South Africa typically study for 4 years.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Once your training has been completed, you’ll be required to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to practice as a professional audiologist.

Audiologists in South Africa often work in: 

  • Community and outreach programmes
  • Government medical institutions
  • Private practice

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about audiologists, contact the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA).


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