Tasks

  • evaluating hearing, speech and language performance in patients to determine the nature of hearing and communication disorders
  • administering hearing or speech/language tests or other examinations using specialized diagnostic instruments and equipment, and interpreting test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data to determine appropriate courses of treatment
  • planning, directing and participating in counselling, screening, speech rehabilitation and other programs related to hearing and communication
  • prescribing hearing aids and other assistive devices according to patients’ needs and instructing them in their use
  • planning and conducting treatment programs to manage physical disorders affecting speech and swallowing in patients such as stuttering and feeding disorders
  • counselling and guiding hearing and/or language-impaired individuals, their families, teachers and employers
  • referring patients and families to additional medical or educational services if needed

    Educational level

    • Unskilled
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