Audiologists are university trained professionals specialising in the non-medical management of hearing problems caused by damage to the hearing mechanism.
They provide assessments which assist medical practitioners to manage medical conditions of the ear. They also independently provide services to people with damaged hearing, including hearing aid fitting where appropriate.
Audiologists maintain their skills by participating in regular continuing professional development, which is required for ongoing clinical certification. All audiologists are bound by the Code of Ethics of their professional association.
Chris Johnson has had over 30 years experience as a clinical audiologist.
He gained his initial qualifications in Audiology in 1984, and was awarded the Clinical Certificate of the Audiological Society of Australia in 1988.
He has worked in a range of professional settings, both government funded and in private industry.
He has extensive experience testing children and is particularly skilled at providing services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
As a musician he is passionate about giving the right advice to young musicians, to help them maintain their hearing for a long and satisfying life of music making.
Since July 2013 he has been affiliated with the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at Nepean Hospital as a Consultant Audiologist, providing audiological training for ENT Registrars.
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For more information about Audiology as a profession, follow the link to the Audiology Australia website on our Links page.