Audiologists are healthcare professionals who evaluate, 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

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Recommended Reading

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.

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