The Professional

An Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist belongs to an integrated health care profession in India. An Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist is an independent professional such that his/her services and activities are not prescribed or supervised by another professional.  However, he/she often collaborates with other professionals for provision of services.

Educational Requirements/ Qualifications

Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists complete an undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in the field of Speech, Language and Hearing from a recognized university from India or abroad. The postgraduate and doctoral programmes include a provision for integrated program in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology as well as specialization either in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. Individuals who have completed training in the integrated program of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the undergraduate level and/or post graduate level in India may practice as Audiologists and/or Speech Language Pathologists.

Professional Roles and Responsibilities

The Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist provide a broad range of services and related activities including the following:

Clinical Services

Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists provide clinical services to individuals across the entire life span from birth through adulthood and old age, belonging to diverse languages, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The clinical services are listed below for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology individually.

Practice Settings

Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists work in a variety of settings, including but not limited to: