When I started in audiology, most audiologists in private practice were men. Most senior NHS audiology managers were men. Now more women are joining the profession than men. Audiology is all about people: communicating, listening/paying attention and learning from each other, and it doesn’t pay too badly either. With the new pathways into the profession, earning and working can be possible, so as a career change choice, or new to work, audiology can be challenging, interesting (I’ve never heard of a bored audiologist), creative, demanding, lucrative, and offering career progression. There’s always going to be people with hearing difficulties. We may deliver audiological services in different ways in the future, but it’s not a career that is likely to be obsolete for some time.