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Additional information

body or mind



Medical Field

Boss or Team

Own Boss & Team


Good Communicator

Work With


Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years


Alone, Busy Environment, Either Alone or In a Busy Environment


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 become qualified in this field (learning path):

  1. NSC/NC(V) 
  2. Bachelor of Audiology 

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

  • NSC/NC(V) 
  • Entry requirements for tertiary education institutions may differ, but the following subjects are recommended:
  • Maths / Maths literacy
  • English
  • Physical or Life sciences.

Duration of study

4 Years


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. 

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

Further Information 

Health Professions Council of South Africa

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