Audiologen en logopedisten


ISCO 08 Code 2266      Audiologists and speech therapists  

Lead Statement

Audiologists and speech therapists diagnose, manage and treat physical disorders affecting human hearing, speech, communication and swallowing. They prescribe corrective devices or rehabilitative therapies for hearing loss, speech disorders, and related sensory and neural problems and provide counselling on hearing safety and communication performance.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • evaluating hearing and speech/language disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment;
  • administering hearing or speech/language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment;
  • interpreting audiometric test results alongside other medical, social and behavioural diagnostic data;
  • planning, directing and participating in counselling, speech, reading and other rehabilitation programs;
  • recommending hearing aids and other assistive devices according to clients’ needs and instructing them in their use;
  • planning and conducting programs of remedial exercise to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation;
  • counselling and guiding hearing and/or language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers;
  • referring clients to additional medical or educational services if needed.

Included occupations

Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Audiologist
  • Language therapist
  • Speech therapist,
  • Speech pathologist

ISCO 88 Code(s) 3229, part

(NCvB; Maart 2010)