Speech Pathology and Audiology
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Speech Pathology and Audiology : Job Prospects & Career Options

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Audiologic treatment may include examining and cleaning the ear canal, fitting and dispensing hearing aids, and fitting and programming cochlear implants. It also includes counseling on adjusting to hearing loss, training on the use of hearing instruments, and teaching communication strategies for use in a variety of environments.

Audiologists keep records on the initial evaluation, progress, and discharge of patients. In other settings, audiologists may work with other health and education providers as part of a team in planning and implementing services for children and adults, from birth to old age. Some audiologists specialize in work with the elderly, children, or hearing-impaired individuals who need special treatment programs. Others develop and implement ways to protect workers’ hearing from on-the-job injuries. They measure noise levels in workplaces and conduct hearing protection programs in factories, as well as in schools and communities. A few audiologists conduct research on types as well as treatment for hearing, balance, and related disorders.

The job of a speech therapist includes diagnosing communication disorders and swallowing disorders. Planning and implementing treatment in language, speech, voice and swallowing disorders. Educating and counseling individuals, families, co-workers, educators, and other persons in the community regarding acceptance, adaptation, and decision making about communication, swallowing, or other upper aero digestive concerns.

Certified Speech Language Pathology and Audiology professionals can find employment in Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centers , Nursing Care Facilities , Industry , Home Health Agencies , Long-term Care Facilities, Research Labs, Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Public or Private Schools, Private Practice, Community Clinics, College/University Clinics, Health Department, State or Government Agencies, Adult Day Care Facilities and Business.


The starting salary for speech pathologist and audiologist is around Rs 8000/- per month initially and may go upto Rs 12000/-. The gross emoluments may sum upto Rs15,000- Rs20,000 per month. Those in the teaching field may earn between Rs 9000-Rs.15,000 per month. For lecturers the pay scale lies between 14000-18000 and the gross emoluments may go upto Rs25,000 per month.

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