Audiologists are healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborns, children and adults.
- Prescribe and fit hearing aids
- Assist in cochlear implant programs
- Perform ear- or hearing-related surgical monitoring
- Design and implement hearing conservation programs and newborn hearing screening programs
- Provide hearing rehabilitation training such as auditory training, speech reading and listening skills improvement
Source: MedlinePlus and American Academy of Audiology
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- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- The national professional credentialing organization for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, support personnel and other professionals. Includes information on various hearing disorders and provider certification.
- American Academy of Audiology
- The American Academy of Audiology is the professional organization for audiologists. This website has a news section with the latest information related to hearing and hearing loss.