2266-Audiologists and Speech Therapists

Job Title: 

Audiologists and Speech Therapists

Job Description: 

Audiologists and speech therapists evaluate, manage and treat physical disorders affecting human hearing, speech, communication and swallowing. They prescribe corrective devices or rehabilitative therapies for hearing loss, speech disorders, and related sensory and neural problems and provide counselling on hearing safety and communication performance.


Counselling and guiding hearing and/or language-impaired individuals, their families, teachers and employers

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

902 - Communications Disorders Sciences and Services

Specific Occupations: 

226601 - Audiologist
Description : Provides diagnostic assessment and rehabilitative services related to human hearing defects.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Hearing Therapist, Orthoepist

226602 - Speech Pathologist
Description : Assesses and treats people with communication disorders such as speech, language, voice, fluency and literacy difficulties and people who have physical problems with eating or swallowing.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Language Therapist, Speech Clinician, Speech Therapist

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa