When you come in for your no cost* hearing test, you'll encounter one of our expert audiologists. They not only conduct the test, but also offer knowledgeable advice throughout and answer any questions you may have.
Their vast expertise showcases the years of training that they have gone through to be able to provide informed advice about your hearing. While many may not pose as much thought to their degree and intelligence, it's interesting to delve into the life of an audiologist.
From their study desk…
Studying to be an audiologist isn't a piece of cake. Holding the health of people's hearing in the palm of their hand, the study and training they have to go through can be stressful, methodical and intensive. However, at the end of the journey, it provides the healthcare sector with experts that are passionate and well-educated about such a niche subject.
To study in Australia, there's currently only six universities that offer a Masters in Clinical Audiology. Considering that this is out of 43 total universities, this requires an aspiring audiologist to be completely devoted towards choosing such a subject to study.
It involves at least five years spent over the books at university, with two of those years part of the Masters. Having finished with lecture rooms, the study is far from over. A year-long provisional training period must also be completed, so that students can gain first-hand experience in the relevant industry.
To the consultation
The clinical training period involves time spent in an audiology clinic. These students are supervised by those that have already been through the whole process, currently holding a Certificate of Clinical Practice (CCP). The interns are able to experience the day-to-day life of accredited audiologists, so that they can transition into the workforce seamlessly once they have achieved their own CCP.
You won't find only graduates in this provisional training period, however. Experienced audiologists from overseas are also required to go through this training, despite their years of practice, as it helps them integrate into the Australian audiology industry. This ensures equal treatment from your audiologists, no matter where they studied.
For peace of mind, you should know that the CCP needs to be renewed every two years, making sure that every audiologist is adequately equipped to help you with your hearing health.
During your hearing test, you may be asked if you are comfortable with an intern sitting in. This is completely optional, and you'll find that it is a learning process for both of you. To book a no cost* hearing test, click here, or give our team a call on 1800 646 168.