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Also called: Audiologist, Audiology Doctor (AUD), Clinical Audiologist, Educational Audiologist

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: Audiology

What they do:
Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.
On the job, you would:
  • Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.
  • Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
  • Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities.


  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • therapy and counseling
  • medicine and dentistry
Math and Science
  • psychology


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly
  • recognize spoken words


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Abacus Data Solutions HearWare
  • Chart Links software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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