2266-Audiologists and Speech Therapists

Job Title: 

Audiologists and Speech Therapists

Job Description: 

Audiologists and speech therapists diagnose, 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 counseling on hearing safety and communication performance.


Tasks include:

  • evaluating hearing and speech/language disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment
  • administering hearing or speech/language evaluations, tests or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialised instruments and electronic equipment
  • interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data
  • planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech, reading and other rehabilitation programmes
  • recommending hearing aids and other assistive devices according to clients? needs and instructing them in their use
  • planning and conducting programmes of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
  • counselling and guiding hearing and/or language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers
  • referring clients to additional medical or educational services if needed
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Language therapist
Speech therapist
Speech pathologist

Specific Occupations: 


Speech therapist

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Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore