This month is declared as National Audiology Awareness Month! At ESHC we are making it our goal to get the word out on the wonderful career of audiology.
Audiologists (pronounced Au-di-ol-o-gists) are the primary health care professionals who evaluate, treat and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. The audiologists at ESHC all hold doctorates of audiology (AuD) and have gone through extensive studies of: normal and impaired hearing, prevention of hearing loss, identification and assessment of hearing and balance problems, and rehabilitation of persons with hearing and balance disorders
Audiologists can be found in public and private schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, residential health facilities, community clinics, colleges and universities, private practice offices, health departments, state and federal government agencies, industries with hearing conservation programs, long-term care facilities, community hearing and speech centers, physicians’ offices, as well as research laboratories. The profession frequently works with other medical specialists including, speech-language pathologists, educators, engineers, scientists, and allied health professionals and technicians.
At ESHC we are proud to support the future of the profession by offering an internship program that has brought students from around the country to the Pacific Northwest. It is our hope to continue to grow the field of audiology to help those in need. If you’re interested in learning more about the field of audiology, please contact our internship and volunteer coordinator to schedule a time to talk/meet with one of our audiologists.