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  1. audiology By: Reba hauser (3rd hour) Therapeutic Services

  2. Job description / duties • Preventing, identifying, assessing, and treating disorders relating to hearing • Perform tests • Evaluate patients to determine range and degree of hearing loss • Prescribe hearing aid • Create strategies to communicate effectively • Physician referrals

  3. Work setting • Hospitals • Rehab centers • Schools • Speech/hearing centers • Colleges and universities • Clinics • Special speech and hearing centers • Government agencies • Private industry

  4. Personal characteristics needed • Efficient • Arrive on time • Likes order • Keep records • Enjoy taking notes • Structure is important • Make plans • Follow directions • Work under a boss • Patience • Concentration • Attention to detail

  5. Education needed • High school diploma • Bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders • 300 to 375 hours of supervised clinical experience • 9 months of post graduate professional clinical experience • UW-Steven’s Point • http://www.uwsp.edu/comd/Pages/Academics/graduate/aud/aud.aspx • UW-River Falls • http://www.uwrf.edu/Majors/ADMCommunicativeDisorders.cfm • Marquette University • http://www.marquette.edu/explore/major-speech-pathology.shtml

  6. Wages and benefits • Starting: $46, 500 • Average: $62,000 • Maximum: $90,000 • Benefits: paid holidays and vacations, health insurance, retirement plans • Employment Outlook: Good

  7. Personal assessment • I am a very patient person who is a great listener and loves to take notes and stay organized. I love to help people, and I feel that this would be a great way to bring my strengths and loves together so that I have a well-paying, steady job that I enjoy. Also, this career goes great with my schooling plans. I am willing to go to school for six years to receive a Master’s Degree. Audiology seems like the right fit for me.

  8. Article of founder of audiology • Founder of Audiology, Raymond Carhart: • http://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/northwestern/winter2003/features/communication/sidebar3.htm

  9. VIDEOs • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ7oXFVJFRM • Video about encouraging loved ones to use hearing aids • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJpeBRHQyw • Video about advancements in the career of audiology • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tmw5sU69rI • Overview of an Audiologist