A typical day in the life of an Audiologist at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville:
- Selects, plans, and executes the most appropriate audiological test battery and management strategy for all patients to determine the nature, extent, and complexity of the problem/impairment.
- Counsels all patients regarding results of evaluations and advises patients regarding hearing conservation.
- Fit's hearing and protective devices.
- Administers pure-tone air and bone conduction tests, speech reception and recognition tests, tests speech discrimination in quiet and in noise with appropriate masking.
- Administers and interprets tests using auditory evoked potentials as necessary.
- Performs and interprets videonystagmography (VNG) or electronystagmography battery for patients with vestibular complaints.
- Fits and issues hearing protective devices.
- Uses sound level meters and associated equipment to measure levels in the environment.