Description : Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.
JobTitles : Audiologist, Clinical Audiologist, Audiology Doctor (AUD), Dispensing Audiologist, Audiology Director, Educational Audiologist, Pediatric Audiologist, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology Licensed Audiologist (CCC-A Licensed Audiologist), Clinical Director, Doctor of Audiology
- Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.
- Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
- Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities.
- Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
- Plan and conduct treatment programs for patients' hearing or balance problems, consulting with educators, physicians, nurses, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and other health care personnel as necessary.
- Counsel and instruct patients and their families in techniques to improve hearing and communication related to hearing loss.
- Monitor patients' progress and provide ongoing observation of hearing or balance status.
- Instruct patients, parents, teachers, or employers in communication strategies to maximize effective receptive communication.
- Recommend assistive devices according to patients' needs or nature of impairments.
- Refer patients to additional medical or educational services if needed.