Audiology is the study of hearing and hearing related disorders. An Audiologist is a hearing health care professional who identifies and assesses individuals with auditory (hearing) and/or balance concerns, problems or disorders. Rehabilitation of hearing loss can be administered by an Audiologist through fitting of hearing aids and/or Assistive Listening Devices (ALD's). You can find Audiologists in hospitals, community health centres, private practice offices, schools, universities and some doctors' offices.
An Audiologist is someone who holds a Masters degree in his or her field from an accredited university in order to just practice the profession. By virtue of their education, they are considered to be the most qualified professional to assess and make a non-medical diagnosis (e.g. type and severity) of hearing impairment. They can assist the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician in identifying certain pathologies of the ear and auditory system but Audiologists cannot diagnose the individual's cause of hearing impairment.
- Hearing Tests
- Hearing Aid Evaluations
- Hearing Aid sales and Adjustment