Military personnel and officers that have speech and hearing problems are taken cared off by Speech Therapists. They are considered Officers in the military chain of command and their duties does not only limits to military personnel and offices but as well as their dependents.
The usual duties and responsibilities of Speech Therapists in the military organization include:
• Conduct one on one discussion with patients regarding hearing problems as well what caused the problem
• Identify problems involving language and speaking so that solutions can be provided immediately to patients
• Conduct evaluation on lab tests and data to know the extent of hearing loss problem
• Examine the entire hearing parts to determine the cause of hearing loss
• Give treatment to hearing loss problems by providing hearing aids
• Conduct substantial research to help patients having speaking problems
• Learn new technologies and techniques in taking care of patients having speaking and hearing loss problems
The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military includes:
• Willingness to understand other people and their needs so that the level of achievements is high
• Enthusiasm in works involving science so that updates in the profession can be easily enhanced
• The ability to understand patients with slowly healing injuries
Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in related jobs are ideal training for the job. However, there is no training of such kind in the military organization.
The Speech Therapists work in military clinics and hospitals, medical centers, and labs. They also travel to other military installations when the need arises.
The civilian Speech Therapists work in private and government hospitals, foreign-funded non-government organizations, colleges and universities. Their duties and responsibilities are just the same with of the military.