An audiologist is a healthcare expert who specializes in treating hearing loss and balance disorders. In addition to evaluating and diagnosing hearing impairment and balance problems in adults and children, audiologists:
- Prescribe, fit and dispense hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive listening devices.
- Implement hearing loss prevention and newborn hearing screening programs.
- Provide hearing and vestibular rehabilitation training.
- Treat tinnitus, central processing disorders and other problems associated with hearing and balance.