What Is an Audiologist?
Audiology is a highly recognized profession and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Careers in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children.
How much education does an Audiologist have?
Audiologists are now required to obtain a doctoral degree (Au.D. or Ph.D.). This became a requirement in the United States in 2007. All audiologists at Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic have received their doctorate in Audiology, some even going back to school after year’s of practice (the profession transitioned to a doctorate level in the 1990’s). All states require licensing, and audiologists may also carry national board certification from the American Board of Audiology (ABA) or a certificate of clinical competence in audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
How can I learn more about the profession?
There are many sites that have information on Audiology. Here are a few of our favorites here at ESHC: