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Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work all over the place—literally. Check out how these CSD professionals help people communicate, from backstage to operating rooms.

Work with musicians: Working in an unregulated industry that deals in noise, musicians benefit from audiologists’ support.

Work on freight trains: An audiologist helps protect employees’ hearing at one of the country’s largest freight train companies.

Work with singers: A vocal cord cyst caused one SLP to switch majors from vocal performance to speech-language pathology—and she uses her story to coach her clients.

Work in advocacy and law: A school-based SLP now serves Ohio schools as an official special-education legal expert.

Work with surgical patients: An SLP treated a patient before and after his facial transplant surgery.

Work around the world: An audiologist creates free hearing aid programs from Nebraska to Nicaragua.

Working with inmates: An SLP created a program that helps incarcerated mothers and their babies bond, develop, and learn.

Work in workplaces: With audiologists’ help, companies expand hearing-protection efforts.

Work outside an office: An SLP moved her social skills groups to a fitness center.

Work with athletes: An SLP in Texas helped change a community’s rules of football—and other contact sports—to protect young children from traumatic brain injury.

Work at camp: An SLP runs a camp for kids with developmental delays.

Work with firefighters: An audiologist is on a mission to create the ideal hearing protection for firefighters.

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QUIZ: AUDIOLOGY OR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY?

Deciding on your path in communication sciences and disorders? Find out which may be right for you.

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