- customer service skills
- sensitivity and understanding
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- thinking and reasoning skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- knowledge of psychology
- counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
- the ability to work well with others
- concentration skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
- decide on the best way to test a patient's hearing
- adapt tests to suit the age and ability of the patient
- check hearing, including sound level and frequency range
- investigate any related medical, physical and emotional symptoms
- fit, test or repair hearing aid devices and technology
- provide ongoing support and aftercare to patients
You may need to wear a uniform.
You could work in an NHS or private hospital.
You could go on to specialise in areas like balance rehabilitation, cochlear implants, or assisting people with learning disabilities or dual sensory loss.
With experience, you could lead a team, manage a unit, or move into a general management position in mainstream healthcare.
You could also take on a research or teaching post at a university.