What do Audiologists do?
An audiologist provides hearing health care, working on a daily basis with complex hearing problems including hearing aid prescription, fitting and management. Specifically, audiologists work to prevent, identify, assess, diagnose, manage and treat audiology related disorders. Audiologists work with infants, children and adults and work in both the public and private sector.
Around 30 audiologists graduate each year and in 2013 there were 250 people employed as audiologists in New Zealand. To become an audiologist you usually require a Master of Audiology (MAud), an MAud is required to become a member of the New Zealand Audiological Society. To enter Master of Audiology programmes, you need to have an undergraduate degree such as a Bachelor of Arts or Science, preferably in physiology and/or psychology, or a Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy.
42nd Annual NZ Audiological Society Conference
APEX attended the 42nd Annual NZAS Conference held in Auckland from 4-7 July 2018. We met with audiologists from around the country to discuss how APEX membership would benefit them and their profession. Nice to meet you all!
L-R: Renee Hislop (APEX Audiologist Delegate, Auckland); Karen Pullar (past President and current Executive Council member of NZAS); and Shelly Myers (APEX Audiologist Delegate, Auckland and President of the Audiologists Division of APEX)