October marks a month dedicated to raising awareness of the field of audiology and just what makes their profession so unique. So just what is an audiologist (pronounced Au-di-ol-o-gist)?
- They are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children.
- They prescribe and fit hearing aids and assist in cochlear implant programs
- They design and implement hearing conservation programs and newborn hearing screening programs
- They provide hearing rehabilitation training such as: auditory training, speech reading and listening skills improvement
- After many years of schooling (over 8 years) they earn their doctor of audiology degree (AuD)
- They are interested in helping create clearer communication for their patients
We hope you learned something new about the profession of audiology. Learn more about our team of audiologists here.