What is an Audiologist?
An Audiologist is the primary healthcare professional who evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages hearing loss and balance disorders in people of all ages.
Why choose an audiologist for hearing healthcare?
An audiologist is a doctoral-level or masters-level health professional. Audiologists are licensed, have passed a national standardized exam, and have completed clinical internships. An audiologist with pediatric expertise should be the only hearing professional evaluating and fitting hearing aids for children.
What type of care does an Audiologist provide?
- Evaluate hearing and balance disorders for adults, teens, children, and infants
- Manage tinnitus
- Fit hearing aids
- Fit bone conduction sound processors
- Fit assistive listening devices
- Manage cochlear implants
- Assist with intraoperative monitoring
- Manage newborn hearing screening programs
- Educate regarding hearing loss prevention and conservation
- Counsel and provide aural rehabilitation
- Perform cerumen (ear wax) removal
- Ototoxic monitoring
Where do Audiologists work?
- Private Audiology Practices
- Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinics
- School Districts
- Veterans or Government Facilities
- Long-term Care Facilities
- Industrial Hearing Conservation Programs
- Research Facilities
Colorado Audiologists are licensed, verify a license here.
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