Audiology is about identifying and assessing hearing and balance function and their associated disorders.
In this area of healthcare science, you could work in areas including:
- adult assessment and rehabilitation
- special needs groups
- research and development
Healthcare science staff in audiology work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and community settings (including the independent sector), where they assess and treat patients. With appropriate further training and development, and depending on their employer, they may reach consultant level. Many operate open referral clinics and may be the only point of contact for the patient.
You can enter a career in audiology with a variety of qualifications from GCSEs (or equivalent level-2 qualification) to a relevant honours degree.