What is an Audiologist?
Audiologists are experts in the non-medical management of the auditory and vestibular (balance) systems. Audiologists hold masters or doctoral degrees from accredited universities with special training in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. They are licensed by individual states to practice their profession.An audiologist uses a variety of tests and procedures to assess hearing and balance function and to fit and dispense hearing aids and other assistive devices for hearing.
Audiologists specialize in the study of:
- Normal and impaired hearing
- Prevention of hearing loss
- Identification and assessment of hearing and balance problems
- Rehabilitation of persons with hearing and balance disorders
In addition, audiologists may:
- Prepare future professionals in colleges and universities
- Manage agencies, clinics or private practices
- Engage in research
- Design hearing instruments and testing equipment
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