BSc Audiology Degree (just some questions)

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1. Is it true Audiologist will cease in the comming years due to lower funds and private sector takeovers?

2. After obtaining a BSc in Audiology will I be able to diagnose patients with hearing problems?

3. What are the job prospects for Audiologists like overseas?

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1. Not true. NHS audiology will become more focused on treatment of ear and hearing disorders. The UK population will continue to grow, particularly as life-expectancy increases. And so, the demand for NHS audiology and ENT services will increase. The private sector, on the other hand, will take over the provision of NHS-funded hearing aids, for those with non-treatable conditions - such as age-related loss, noise-induced loss, etc. it's estimated 9,000,000 people in the UK currently have non-treatable loss, but only 4,000,000 currently use hearing aids. By 2030, there will be 15,000,000 people in the UK who would benefit from using hearing aids. There is currently good demand for audiologists, with zero unemployment in the profession. Demand likely to exceed supply for the foreseeable future.

2. Yes, provided you secure a suitable position within the NHS. In the private sector, you will only diagnose a limited number of conditions, with the remainder referred to the NHS in accordance with the guidelines of the British Academy of Audiology.

3. Great in emerging economies, where health issues now feature on political and social agendas. Not great in other territories.
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1. Not true. NHS audiology will become more focused on treatment of ear and hearing disorders. The UK population will continue to grow, particularly as life-expectancy increases. And so, the demand for NHS audiology and ENT services will increase. The private sector, on the other hand, will take over the provision of NHS-funded hearing aids, for those with non-treatable conditions - such as age-related loss, noise-induced loss, etc. it's estimated 9,000,000 people in the UK currently have non-treatable loss, but only 4,000,000 currently use hearing aids. By 2030, there will be 15,000,000 people in the UK who would benefit from using hearing aids. There is currently good demand for audiologists, with zero unemployment in the profession. Demand likely to exceed supply for the foreseeable future.

2. Yes, provided you secure a suitable position within the NHS. In the private sector, you will only diagnose a limited number of conditions, with the remainder referred to the NHS in accordance with the guidelines of the British Academy of Audiology.

3. Great in emerging economies, where health issues now feature on political and social agendas. Not great in other territories.
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You're welcome -polite person !
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