Au.D Insights | “Get as much practical experience as you can”

image007Kimi Nina Møller, M.A., conducts testing and trials of hearing aids and accessories, writing the test plans and reports and presenting the results to colleagues. She also presents new research and new products at different conferences around the world, as well as doing training both internally for colleagues and externally for customers. She also teaches audiology at Copenhagen University to 4th year students.

How did you first become interested in a career in audiology?
When I finished university with a degree in both audiology and speech pathology, I was certain that I was going to be a children’s’ speech therapist. When I couldn’t find a job in that field, I applied for the job as audiologist at GN ReSound – just to give it a try.  After no more than two weeks in the job, I KNEW that this was the right place for me! I liked my assignments, I liked the patients that I worked with, I liked my colleagues and I liked the atmosphere in the company.

What has been most fulfilling about your career so far?
I have developed so much in the years I have been in this field – both in terms of the knowledge I now have, but also on the personal level, being more confident when presenting topics for a large audience.

Is there anything you would have done differently?
I would have studied audiology even harder at university had I known that this was the place that I belonged.

What tips do you have for current students or those considering a career in audiology?
Get as much practical experience as you can during your studies and visit different places that carry out audiological tasks to see the variety of work places the audiological world offers.

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