What is an Audiologist?
Audiologists are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders. An Audiologist is a person who holds a minimum of a Masters degree in Audiology. Audiologists must be licensed in the state they practice. Audiologists are regulated by the Division of Consumer Affairs. In addition, they may be awarded the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, otherwise known as the CCC-A. With additional training and expertise, the Audiologist may receive the honor of Fellow, bestowed by the American Academy of Audiology. An Audiologist:
Performs diagnostic hearing tests.
- Prescribes and fits hearing aids (if additionally licensed to do so).
- Bills insurance for medically necessary diagnostic testing and hearing aids, when patients have policies with those as covered benefits.
- Are team members in cochlear implant programs
- Perform ear- or hearing-related surgical monitoring, in hospital settings.
- Clinically coordinate, monitor & supervise newborn hearing loss detection programs.
- Design and implement hearing conservation programs
- Provides hearing rehabilitation training such as:
- auditory training
- speech reading
- listening skills improvement
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