- What type of work is available in Singapore?Audiologists can work in the public and private sector. In the public sector, they can work in hospitals and educational institutions. In the private sector, they can work for hearing devices manufacturers. Many audiologists are in private practise.
- Is there a demand for audiologists in Singapore?Currently there are about 60 audiologists to cater to 5.5 million population in Singapore. According to the 2010 National Health Survey about 20% of Singaporeans aged between 50-59 and 25% aged between 60-69 have some form of hearing disorder. With the ageing population more people will require the services of audiologists for diagnosis and treatment of hearing/ear related issues.
- Is there a governing body?Audiologists is one of the professions to be regulated under the Allied Health Act passed in 2012.
- Do I need to register with a governing body to practise in Singapore?Until the Allied Health Professionals Act is implemented, there are no registering needed to practise in Singapore. However, members are encouraged to register as members of the professional body.
- What qualifications are recognised in Singapore?Currently we are working with MOH on the list of recognised overseas qualifications, with a minimum requirement of at lease a degree in Audiology.
- What do Audiologists do?Audiologists are Bachelor’s or Masters degree qualified health professionals trained to identify and assess disorders of the hearing and balance systems of children and adults. Audiologists select, fit, dispense hearing aids and program cochlear implants. We also provide instruction, rehabilitation, and counseling services to enhance human communication.
- How do I apply for jobs as an audiologist?You may check websites of hospitals and hearing devices manufacturers.