Male audiologist wearing headphones

A day as an audiologist

You work at your local NHS hospital, where you assess and treat people with hearing and/or balance disorders. You start at 9am and your first appointment is with a 50 year-old woman who has a hearing loss which, after investigation, the consultant has put down to a viral attack. She's having trouble with balance, and also adjusting to life as a person with a disability.

You discuss simple ways she can improve her balance, and offer her a hearing aid. After seeing several more patients, you meet with hospital colleagues and talk about ways to improve communication between departments. You finish at 5pm, happy your day has been spent improving the lives of others.