Charting a course towards a successful career as an audiologist


An audiologist is a healthcare professional who specialises in the diagnosis as well as treatment of hearing and balance disorders. They work with patients of all ages ranging from infants to the elderly and provide numerous services related to hearing and balance health.

Moreover, the responsibilities of an audiologist may include conducting hearing evaluations, interpreting test results, diagnosing hearing and balance disorders, prescribing and fitting hearing aids, providing counselling and education to patients and their families as well as recommending and implementing hearing conservation programs.

Audiologists may work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, private practices, schools and universities. They may also work with other healthcare professionals such as ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, speech-language pathologists as well as occupational therapists in order to provide comprehensive care for their patients.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 with at least 50% marks in science stream from any recognised board. 
  • Some colleges/universities may require an entrance exam for UG Program. 
  • A degree of B.Sc in Speech & Hearing or other relevant field is a great option to become an audiologist. 
  • A diploma or certificate can also be pursued after 10+2. 

For Masters

  • A master’s degree in Audiology or any other related field can enhance the knowledge of students.
  • A year of experience in this field is a must for candidates. 

Job Roles

Apart from working as an Audiologist, there are several other job profiles that a person with a background in medicine can pursue. Some of these job profiles include:

  • Clinical Audiologist
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Audiologist Assistant
  • Diagnosis Audiologist

Employment Sector

  • Hospitals
  • Emergency care 
  • Educational services
  • Colleges
  • Healthcare Centre
  • Diagnostic Centre

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential medical students. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Aditya Hospital
  • Bharat Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital
  • Aster Hospital
  • HR Capsule LLP
  • Medanta Hospital
  • Artemis Hospital


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of an audiologist is very impressive in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Month

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,20,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹5,50,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹8,00,000


  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical Thinking


The scope of an audiologist's career is broad and encompasses a range of subspecialties including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology as well as nuclear cardiology. Cardiologists work with patients of all ages from newborns to the elderly and provide treatment for a variety of conditions such as hearing loss and disorders associated with ear.

They may also work in research, teaching and administration roles within hospitals and medical institutions. As the prevalence of hearing issues continues to rise, the demand for skilled audiologists is expected to increase, making it a promising career choice for those interested in pursuing a medical career with a focus on audio health.


  • Opportunity to help people
  • High demand for services
  • Variety of work settings
  • Good salary


  • Extensive education and training
  • Potential for emotional strain
  • Physical demands
  • Licensing requirements