Health Ministers Consider Regulating Audiology Profession

Occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists and podiatrists are among the 16 professions regulated by an independent regulatory body. Yet, audiologists regulate themselves via their own peak body.

Deafness Forum Australia considers having a single organisation, independent of the profession, that has oversight and authority to investigate and consistently manage complaints and apply sanctions across the audiology profession to be essential to protect the community and enhance the reputation of the audiology profession.

Our Recommendation

Deafness Forum Australia strongly supports the registration of the audiology profession under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

We also recommend that it be expanded to cover national registration of both audiologists and audiometrists.

Read more in our submission to the review currently being conducted by all state and territory Health Ministers: Support for registration of the audiology profession JUN2024