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Additional information

body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Own Boss & Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years

Environment

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

Audiologist

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. 

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)

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

NSC/NC(V)

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

Duration of study

Audiologists in South Africa typically study for 4 years.

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

Further Information 

Health Professions Council of South Africa

 

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