What Is an Audiologist, and What Do They Do?
Highly qualified audiologists, like the members of our team, work with people of all ages suffering from hearing loss, afflictions like tinnitus, and even disorders caused by the parts of the ear that assist with balance. Becoming a private audiologist of the calibre you’ll find at our ear clinics requires an exceptional degree of professional competence, great communication skills, empathy and understanding.
Most audiologists attend university to complete a 3-year NHS Practitioner Training Programme (in audiology), a BSc Honours undergraduate qualification that blends academic study with work-based learning. For those with a career in audiology already holding a science degree, take a further 3-year NHS postgraduate course specialising in neurosensory science. Anybody who wishes to practise as a private audiologist has to hold an audiology degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.
The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) is the regulatory body overseeing many health and care professionals, including audiologists. They keep a register of professionals who meet and uphold the rigorous HCPC standards for training, skills, behaviour, and health. They protect the public from malpractice by ensuring professionals who the HCPC regulates have their titles protected by law.
In every Regain Hearing ear clinic located throughout London and Kent, private audiologists meet the HCPC’s exacting standards and often go far beyond. Fully qualified and highly experienced audiologists staff our clinics, and our practice is run by professionals who are leaders in their field, noted for developing innovative new techniques and programmes for dealing with tinnitus and hearing loss.
Aside from the skills to thoroughly assess, diagnose, and treat tinnitus, hearing loss, and other ear-related complaints, in less usual circumstances, our private audiologists can make referrals to other relevant healthcare professionals, such as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialists.
If you’re interested in careful, professional testing and diagnosis to improve your hearing health, book your consultation today.