Audiologists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of hearing defects and ear-related disorders. They conduct and interpret hearing tests, provide advice and services to prevent and rehabilitate hearing loss, and prescribe, fit and repair hearing aids and other devices. They can refer patients to specialists for further treatment. Audiologists work in hospital departments, private and community clinics and education settings. They have completed 5 years of university study, which includes a master's degree and internship.