Aston is ranked second for graduate prospects in Aural and Oral Sciences in the 2017 Complete University Guide.
The ageing population means that demand for both hearing assessment and treatment services is set to rise substantially over the coming years. Many audiologists and hearing aid dispensers work as part of healthcare teams, liaising with medical, education, and research professionals. A desire to work with and help people is essential and is an important component of the programme.
Our graduates enter a variety of careers in hospitals, community-based practice, audiological and neurosciences research or other roles dedicated to improving hearing problems or, some undertake postgraduate courses.
Roles of recent graduates include:
- Audiologist, Boots
- Audiologist, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
- Audiologist, George Elliot Hospital
- Audiologist, Hidden Hearing
- Audiologist, Princess Royal Hospital
- Audiologist, Specsavers
- Audiologist, Wolverhampton Hospital
- Audiologist, Worcestershire Royal Hospital
- Audiologist, Wye Valley NHS Trust
- Audiologist, Your World Healthcare
- Analyst, AEON
- Branch Manager and Audiologist, Amplison Hearing Aids
- Hearing Aid Audiologist, Boots
- Hearing Aid Audiologist, Specsavers
- Hearing Aid Dispenser / Audiologist, Specsavers
- Hearing Aid Dispenser, Boots
It is important that healthcare professionals have a wide range of interpersonal skills. These include good communication skills, presentation skills, team working, report writing, negotiation and IT skills. The audiology course aims to help you recognise and develop the appropriate skills.