Day in the Life
usually work at a desk or table in clean, comfortable surroundings. The job
is not physically demanding but does require attention to detail and
intense concentration. The emotional needs of patients and their families
may be demanding. Most full-time audiologists work about 40 hours per week,
which may include weekends and evenings to meet the needs of patients. Some
work part time. Those who work on a contract basis may spend a substantial
amount of time traveling between facilities.
Audiologists who work in private practice also manage the
business aspects of running an office, such as developing a patient base,
hiring employees, keeping records, and ordering equipment and supplies.
A few audiologists conduct research on types of, and
treatment for, hearing, balance, and related disorders. Others design and
develop equipment or techniques for diagnosing and treating these
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