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                            [body] => Audiologist Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications An Audiologist, or Hearing Doctor, is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders, hearing loss and related issues in children and adults. Their duties include completing hearing exams, fitting, adjusting and maintaining patients’ hearing aids and providing treatment for balance disorders. Build a Job Description Are you a Job Seeker? Find Jobs Audiologist duties and responsibilities. Audiologists’ duties and responsibilities include both physical and psychological components of medicine. In addition to diagnosing and treating patients with a variety of ear and hearing issues, Audiologists will often have to psychologically assess the effect of hearing damage on a patient before starting treatment. Different types of Audiologist responsibilities usually include the following: Examine patients with ear, hearing or balance and other related problems. Assess exam results and diagnose the patient. Determine the best course of treatment, taking the patient’s needs and concerns into consideration. Fit and dispense hearing aids. Provide counseling for the patient and close family members on how to best listen and communicate using methods such as lip reading or technology. Evaluate and follow up on the patient’s condition and record any developments. Educate patients on ways to prevent hearing loss. Research causes and potential treatments for hearing and balance disorders. Audiologist Job Description Examples .   Example 1 . ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida has been serving the needs of our patients for 58 years. We have 56 locations throughout Florida. Join us and experience what it's like to take pride in being part of a dynamic team that is on the cutting edge. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Customer Service/Medical Assistant looking to work with a busy, well-established and prestigious otolaryngology practice in the West Palm Beach/Wellington area. *Description*: The ideal candidate is looking for a full time career, Monday-Friday and will have a background in administrative assistance, retail or customer service in any industry. Medical background not necessary, however a plus in conjunction with below listed background. You must be able to commit to a one year agreement in order to enter the training program which will produce a state certification. *Requirements*: Desire to learn about the field of audiology. Customer service/sales-oriented attitude. Candidate must be searching for a career – not a job. Positive, can do attitude is a must. Desire to interact directly with patients. Ability to take initiative to learn new procedures. Desire to work with technology (hearing instruments, assistive listening devices). Strong, articulate communication skills that will allow for ease of patient care. Strong computer skills (ability to type an average of 50 words per minute), strong experience in MS Word, light experience with MS Excel a plus. Ability to work in a changing environment while maintaining excellent customer service skills. Compassion towards diverse patient population (children, adults, elderly patients) Bi-lingual Spanish a plus. Your type of career deserves only the best, such as competitive salaries, excellent benefits and an environment built on pride, integrity, quality, teamwork, and service. This company is an employer. We perform full Criminal, Credit and Drug testing (to include Nicotine and Tobacco) background checks on all applicants being considered for positions. If you are interested and meet all the requirements for this position, please apply to this posting. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour Benefits: * 401(k) * 401(k) matching * Dental insurance * Employee assistance program * Health insurance * Life insurance * Paid time off * Professional development assistance * Vision insurance Schedule: * 8 hour shift * Day shift * Monday to Friday COVID-19 considerations: All CDC guidelines are followed and staff is provided with PPE. Application Question(s): * Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local laws and regulations? Experience: * Face to Face Customer Service: 1 year (Required) * Computer Skills: 1 year (Required) * Medical office: 1 year (Preferred) Language: * Spanish (Preferred) Work Location: One location Example 2 . *Overview : * HearingLife is a busy, fast-growing hearing aid dispensing practice in Brockton, MA. We are seeking a licensed Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist with sales experience for a full time position. The ideal candidate must be licensed in MA. If you have a sales aptitude and a willingness to learn our proven sales and dispensing process, an exciting opportunity awaits you. This is a dispensing practice with a focus on providing high quality instruments and services to our patients. HearingLife is part of the Demant Group. Demant is a world-leading hearing healthcare group that for more than a century has played a vital part in developing innovative technologies and know-how to help improve people’s hearing and health. In every aspect, from hearing devices, hearing implants and diagnostic equipment to intelligent audio solutions and hearing care all over the world, Demant is active and engaged. The Demant Group operates in a global market with companies in more than 30 countries, employs more than 14,500 staff and generates annual revenue of DKK 14 billion (approx. 2.1 billion USD). Our products are sold in more than 130 countries. *Responsibilities : * * Establish rapport with and gather history from patients, conduct audiometric testing and make recommendations for hearing aids * Utilize outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to provide patient with a hearing aid solution * Utilize calling techniques and work closely with your team to generate new opportunities * Professional interaction with patients, physicians and * Understand, champion and implement specific marketing campaigns * Provide outstanding aftercare and follow up to patients * Understanding and knowledge of record keeping and sales process *Qualifications: * * Master's Degree and/or Doctorate of Audiology or MA state hearing aid dispensing license- Extensive functional and technical hearing aid product and service process knowledge * At least 1 year relevant hearing health experience * At least 1 year dispensing hearing products and providing patient care * Proven track record of hearing care sales achievement * At least 1 year of fitting and troubleshooting programmable hearing aids in a clinical environment We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $54,892.00 - $110,839.00 per year Benefits: * 401(k) * 401(k) matching * Dental insurance * Employee assistance program * Employee discount * Flexible spending account * Health insurance * Health savings account * Life insurance * Paid time off * Parental leave * Professional development assistance * Referral program * Tuition reimbursement * Vision insurance Schedule: * Monday to Friday Ability to * Brockton, MA 02301: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred) Work Location: One location Example 3 . *Summit Medical Group is hiring for a full time Audiologist to join our new office located in Montclair, NJ! This is a great time to join our growing organization - we offer great benefits, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement and annual bonuses!* The Audiologist is responsible for: * Complete Audiological and Pediatric * Immittance Testing * VNG * VEMP, ECOG, BAER * Tinnitus management (i.e. Neuromonics, SoundCure) * Earmolds (noise and water protection) * Hearing aid Dispensing (to include BAHA)/Adult and Pediatric * Verification of hearing aid benefit * FM and ALD Dispensing *General Job functions: * * Assessment of hearing and balance across the lifespan * Counseling of patients and families/care givers regarding hearing loss and implications of hearing loss * Provide appropriate recommendations with regards to management of hearing loss in applicable environments (i.e. school, home, nursing home, etc.) * Evaluation, fitting and dispensing of hearing aids across the lifespan * Management of tinnitus patients * Coordination of care with other professionals P*hysical Job Requirements: * dexterity in hands and fingers, pushing wheelchair bound patients up a ramp into the booth, assisting patients with movements during VNG. *Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements: * - Master’s Degree in Audiology, Doctorate Degree preferred. Must have CCC-A. Job Type: Full-time Benefits: * 401(k) * 401(k) matching * Dental insurance * Health insurance * Health savings account * Life insurance * Paid time off * Tuition reimbursement * Vision insurance Medical Specialty: * Otolaryngology Schedule: * Day shift Supplemental Pay: * Bonus pay Work Location: One location Example 4 . DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital is DMC’s largest hospital, offering a comprehensive heart center, cancer care, gerontology, emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and cosmetic services. Sinai-Grace’s joint replacement program features a revolutionary minimally invasive knee and hip replacement surgery that attracts patients from all over the country. Sinai-Grace operates more than 21 outpatient care sites and ambulatory surgery centers throughout Wayne and Oakland Counties and is one of 10 hospitals in the nation to be awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to help set the standards of cardiac care for hospitals and physicians throughout the nation. Under general direction, responsible for diagnosing, evaluating and determining treatment programs for patients with hearing impairment in order to restore and/or improve communicative skills. [website] diagnostic hearing evaluations of patients, including hearing, hearing behavior, integrity of the auditory pathways, and middle ear function. Interprets test results to determine degree of and nature of hearing loss and plan treatment. [website] treatment plan and goals/objectives for patients receiving hearing therapy. Provides hearing therapy or aural habilitation/rehabilitation for hearing impaired patients as scheduled. [website] parents of hearing impaired patients regarding the nature and degree of the impairment, the need for amplification (use of a hearing aid), educational issues, care and use of the hearing aid, importance of auditory training and language impact, etc. [website] appropriate referrals for patients to various outside resources including educational programs or services such as neurology, psychology, or otolaryngology. Prepares reports and ensures dissemination as necessary for each patient. [website] hearing aid earmolds, selects amplification; conducts electroacoustic analyses of hearing aids; uses real ear measures and follows up with patient after hearing aid is received. [website] letters, reports and other documentation for patient medical records, departmental charts and as needed for insurance companies and billing purposes. [website] travel between sites to provide audiological services for department and to otolaryngology practices. [website] participate in any or all of the following, as assigned, such as Cleft Palate Team or equipment calibration. [website] in activities that increase hearing therapy knowledge, professional expertise, and the delivery of quality patient services. [website] maintain Hearing Aid Loaner Library, checking on availability of instruments and need for repair. May maintain FM auditory training equipment and provides inservice for staff speech pathologists and other department/agency personnel in use, maintenance and trouble shooting of equipment. 11. Establish follow-up schedule for recall of patients needing re-evaluation. Performs annual follow-up on hearing impaired caseload including auditory evoked potential testing, audiological assessment, aided hearing responses, electroacoustic analysis of hearing aids and earmold fit. Qualifications : 1. Master's or doctorate degree in Audiology. 2. Certification of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or must obtain certification within 3 months from the date of hire into the Audiologist job classification 3. Current license to practice as an Audiologist in the State of Michigan. Job Type: Part-time Pay: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year Benefits: * 401(k) * Flexible schedule Medical Specialty: * Neurology Schedule: * 8 hour shift * Monday to Friday Education: * Master's (Preferred) * Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (Preferred) Work Location: One location Example 5 . Tucson Ear Nose & Throat is seeking full-time and per-diem audiologists to help us achieve our goal of providing the best patient care in the area for those patients suffering from hearing loss. Our goal is to fill the position immediately upon identifying the best candidate. Please contact us if you would like to be a part of a dynamic team in the leading ENT practice in Tucson. Audiologists will see pediatric and adult patients and will receive a constant flow of referrals from our busy ENT clinics. Tucson Ear Nose & Throat is the tried and trusted ENT practice in the area, serving Southern Arizona for over 30 years. Our outstanding Otolaryngologists work in conjunction with our skilled audiology team to focus on new technologies and patient services by providing highly coordinated and comprehensive head and neck care. Our audiology team consists of audiologists working closely with eight ENT physicians to diagnose a nd treat patients w ith hearing issues. Job Accurate diagnostic testing on a range o f ear pathologies Counseling patients and their families about hearing loss and available options Hearing aids and related services VNG Testing Compensation and benefits: Salary competitive and commensurate with experience Comprehensive health insurance plan Paid vacation, sick days and holidays Annual profit & pension sharing *PER DIEM Availability IS AN Option * Position Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism Au.D. or master’s level audiologist Eligible for Arizona Licensure Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Pay: $85,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year Benefits: * 401(k) * 401(k) matching * Dental insurance * Health insurance * Health savings account * Life insurance * Paid time off Medical Specialty: * Otolaryngology Schedule: * Day shift * Monday to Friday Supplemental Pay: * Bonus pay * Signing bonus Education: * Master's (Required) Work Location: Multiple Locations Post a job in minutes and start receiving quality resumes as soon as today. No credit card required Easy posting process No contracts required Build an Audiologist Job Description Post a job in minutes and start receiving quality resumes as soon as today. No credit card required Easy posting process No contracts required Build a Job Description What does an Audiologist do? Audiologists are health care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage balance disorders and other hearing-related issues. They perform a variety of treatment protocols to address hearing loss and balance disorders, including inserting cochlear implants, prescribing and fitting hearing aids and other hearing assistance technologies and performing hearing-related procedures. Audiologists work in a number of different settings including in hospitals, ENT offices, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and clinics. Audiologist skills and qualifications. Since Audiologists deal with sensitive medical matters and spend a lot of time closely consulting with patients, empathy and communication are desired skills for any potential Audiologist. An Audiologist’s skills and qualifications may include: Ability to communicate with patients about sensitive topics Ability to work with other medical professionals as needed to diagnose and treat patients Compassion Patience  Problem-solving skills  Ability to apply medical knowledge to patient cases to treat and diagnose each case Audiologist salary expectations. The average Audiologist salary is $78,878 per year. Audiologists can expect salaries to vary based on their experience level, the kind of institution they work for and where they are located. Common benefits for this position include relocation assistance, health insurance and paid time off. Audiologist education and training requirements. Being hired as an Audiologist requires a doctoral degree in audiology, which is typically a four-year post-graduate program. Coursework for the degree includes anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and treatment, genetics and clinical practice. Upon graduating from an Au.D. program, Audiologists must also obtain a license through an accredited organization to practice. Audiologist experience requirements. Experience as an Audiologist in a physician’s office, hospital or educational system is valuable. An employer will appreciate evidence of good feedback from both previous patients and previous employers. Depending on the type of work and work environment they are being recruited for, some Audiologists might need to show additional certification, which varies by area. Job description samples for similar positions. If the job description for an Audiologist does not suit your needs, view descriptions for related professions: Neurologist Physician Ready to Hire an Audiologist? Build an Audiologist Job Description Ready to Hire an Audiologist? Build a Job Description Frequently asked questions about Audiologists.   What are the daily duties of an Audiologist? Audiologists perform several duties on a day-to-day basis in their workplace. A typical day for an Audiologist often includes maintaining patient records; meeting with patients to administer hearing tests and performing hearing-related examinations; assessing balance and hearing disorders to determine the best course of treatment; fitting, dispensing and repairing hearing assistance devices like hearing aids; programming and monitoring cochlear implants based on the patient’s needs and monitoring a patient’s progress with treatment and making adjustments when needed. Audiologists also perform administrative tasks like overseeing office functions and completing paperwork.   What are the most important qualities to look for in an Audiologist? Good Audiologists are dedicated to the wellbeing of their patients and each patient’s overall improvement with a balance or hearing disorder. Common qualities of a good Audiologist include: Excellent bedside manner to effectively counsel patients and family members on treatment plans and to foster a positive doctor-patient relationship Good communication abilities to explain complex treatments and conditions to patients in a language they understand Strong time management skills that allow the Audiologist to successfully manage their schedule and see patients in a timely manner A commitment to staying up-to-date on the latest audiology-related research to provide patients with the best solutions available Compassion to more effectively relate to patients and understand the impact that the patient’s condition is having on their life   What is the difference between an Audiologist and an Otolaryngologist? Audiologists and Otolaryngologists both work in the hearing health care profession, but there are several differences between these two types of professionals. Audiologists are medical professionals who are required to complete a doctoral degree in audiology (Au.D.) and supervised clinical practice. Otolaryngologists are medical doctors (M.D.s) who have specialized training in diagnosing and treating diseases related to the nose, ears, throat and mouth. This type of doctor is trained in both surgery and medicine. Audiologists are concerned primarily with a person’s ability to hear, and are often referred to as “hearing doctors.” Because they are not medical doctors, they cannot perform surgery. Otolaryngologists, on the other hand, are often called “ear doctors” and treat significant hearing loss through surgical and/or pharmaceutical treatment. Otolaryngologists typically refer patients to Audiologists for prescription hearing technology and counseling once a medical course of treatment is completed.   Where do Audiologists typically work? Audiologists work in a variety of health care settings, including audiology clinics, hospitals and physician’s offices. Some Audiologists work in schools like K-12 schools or universities. Audiologists may be required to travel to and from patients’ homes for treatment. Job Description Examples. Need help writing a job description for a specific role? Use these job description examples to create your next great job posting. Or if you’re ready to hire, post your job on Indeed. A-C D-H I-L M-P Q-S T-Z Start Searching for Titles... 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                            [body] => What is an Audiologist? By WebMD Editorial Contributors Medically Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD on June 23, 2021 Audiologists are healthcare professionals who specialize in hearing and balance disorders. They work with patients of all ages. They educate their patients on the effects of noise on hearing and fit them with protective hearing devices, hearing aids, and assistive listening devices. They also aid in research related to hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance system dysfunction.They frequently work in:Private practicesPhysicians’ officesHospitalsSchoolsColleges and universitiesRehabilitation centers, long-term and residential healthcare facilitiesThey provide services that help improve the quality of life of people with hearing and balance conditions.What Does an Audiologist Do?Audiologists diagnose, manage, and treat hearing and balance problems in everyone from newborns to older people. They will review a patient’s medical history and evaluate hearing or balance. If they believe a condition might be medically treatable, they will refer you to the appropriate doctor. Otherwise, they will help you to manage the condition through audiologic care and treatment, which may include hearing aids, aural rehabilitation, or balance therapy.Education and Training. Audiologists are healthcare professionals certified and licensed in the practice of audiology.Their training involves completing:A master’s degree in audiology from an accredited university. A fellowship or externship yearAn exam to become certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)State licensing examsContinuing education requirements in order to renew their licensesWhile someone can be certified and licensed as an audiologist with only a master’s degree, many audiologists have a doctorate in audiology (AuD).Reasons to See an Audiologist. You should see an audiologist if you suspect that you may have a hearing loss. Common early signs of hearing loss include:Needing to turn the volume of the TV or radio up higher than other people would likeDifficulty understanding speech when there is background noise presentMore difficulty hearing women and children than menDifficulty hearing in meetings or at public speaking eventsRinging in one or both ears when no external sound is presentDifficulty hearing people with “low voice”Frequently needing people to repeat themselves  You should also consult an audiologist if you experience occasional or ongoing dizziness or problems with balance. However, if you are experiencing unexplained issues with balance or dizziness, you should first consult a medical doctor. In addition, you should immediately seek emergency care if you experience any of the following symptoms:Chest painsNumbness or tinglingFalling or problems walkingWeakness in the extremitiesBlurred visionSlurred speechSudden hearing lossSevere neck stiffnessHead trauma or injuryHigh feverWhat to Expect at the Audiologist. If you are seeing an audiologist for reasons related to dizziness or balance, they will perform a detailed balance evaluation designed to determine:The location and cause of the symptomsAny changes in the balance functionThe relationship between functional balance and vision, the inner ear, and other sensory systems.If you suspect hearing loss, an office visit with an audiologist will begin with the audiologist taking a detailed personal and family history. The audiologist will then examine the outer ear with an otoscope to check for external trauma, ear infection, or earwax buildup. The audiologist will then begin the audiological evaluation. Tests may include (but are not limited to):Tympanometry, the measurement of eardrum movement and pressure variationPure-tone testing to determine whether the patient’s hearing falls within normal limitsSpeech recognitionOther tests of auditory functionAfter performing these tests, the audiologist will make recommendations for treatment and/or management.Health Solutions. Penis Curved When Erect? Could I have CAD? Treat Bent Fingers Treat HR+, HER2- MBC Tired of Dandruff? Benefits of CBD Rethink MS Treatment AFib-Related Strokes Risk of a Future DVT/PE Is My Penis Normal? Relapsing MS Options Liver Transplants Save Lives Finance Plastic Surgery Bent Finger Causes Living With Psoriasis? Missing Teeth? More from WebMD. 5 Tips to Help With Relapsing MS How to Thrive With Narcolepsy Relief for Blocked Hair Follicles Psoriatic Arthritis and Your Sleep What Psoriasis Feels Like First Psoriatic Arthritis Flare Talking to Your Doctor About RA Crohn's: A 'Full-Body' Disease Avoiding Crohn’s Flares Health Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil Live Better With Psoriatic Disease Types of B-Cell Therapy for MS 5 Health Benefits of Hemp Why Prostate Cancer Spreads Living with Advanced Breast Cancer Where Breast Cancer Spreads
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                            [body] => What Is an Audiologist Home / Consumers and Patients / What Is an Audiologist Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in individuals of all ages from infants and teens to adults and the elderly. Audiologists work in many types of settings, including: Hospitals Clinics Private practices ENT offices Universities K-12 schools Government Military Veterans’ Administration (VA) hospitals Do Audiologists Have a Degree? Most audiologists earn a doctor of audiology (AuD) degree. Some audiologists earn a doctor of philosophy (PhD) or doctor of science (ScD) degree in the hearing and balance sciences. Audiologists must be licensed or registered for practice in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Audiologists are also required to pursue continued education to stay updated on the latest hearing and balance health care and can also receive certification from the American Board of Audiology and specialty certification in pediatric audiology from the American Board of Audiology. Some audiologists also further their education and credentials by obtaining certificates in tinnitus management audiology precepting through the American Board of Audiology. What Does an Audiologist Treat? Did you know that almost all types of hearing loss and symptoms related to vestibular disorders are treatable by an audiologist? Audiologists treat and help individuals manage many hearing and balance conditions including: Sensorineural Hearing Loss Hidden Hearing Loss Non-Syndromic Genetic Hearing Loss Syndromic Genetic Hearing Loss Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Auditory Process Disorders Ototoxicity Symptoms such as Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), Vertigo, and Dizziness If you are experiencing symptoms related to these hearing and balance conditions, use our Find an Audiologist Directory to find an audiologist near your location. You can search by location, specialty, and other features. Five Reasons to See an Audiologist. Signs of hearing loss or a balance disorder can be subtle. Prolonged hearing and balance issues can cause long-term damage. How do you know if you’re experiencing hearing loss or balance issues? Here are five common signs of hearing loss or vestibular disorders: Asking those around you to repeat what they say. Feeling like those around you are mumbling or not speaking clearly. Difficulty hearing and understanding in noisy environments. Turning up the volume on devices. Feeling dizzy or lightheaded. Audiologists vs. Hearing Instrument Specialists vs. ENTs. Occupations have grown more and more specialized through the years and health-care occupations follow that specialized trend. Understanding health-care specialties can be challenging. We want to help you better understand the differences in those hearing health-care specialties to achieve your best care and best outcomes. Learn more about the difference between audiologists, hearing instrument specialists, and ENTs. How Can an Audiologist Treat or Help Manage Hearing Loss and Balance Conditions? An audiologist will work with you and your family to properly diagnose, treat, and manage your hearing loss or vestibular disorder. The following may be recommended based on your diagnosis: Hearing aids Assistive listening and alerting devices Cochlear implants Telephone and listening devices Aural hearing rehabilitation  Working with other physicians and physical therapists for dizziness management Are You Experiencing Hearing Loss or Balance Issues? An audiologist can help diagnose, treat, and help manage a hearing or balance condition. Use our audiologist directory, “Find an Audiologist” to find an audiologist near your location. What Should You Expect at Your Audiologist Appointment? Every individual’s audiologist appointment will be different. Audiologists aim to provide individualized care to each of their patients. During your initial appointment with your audiologist, they may discuss your medical history, symptoms related to your hearing or balance issue, and provide a medical evaluation. After further investigation, your audiologist will provide recommendations on your care. Terms You May Hear at Your Audiology Appointment. During your appointment, your audiologist may use the following terms, devices, or tests. Inner Ear – semicircular canals and cochlea that are embedded in the temporal bone. Middle Ear – the central cavity of the area filled with air and is located behind the eardrum. Outer Ear – the portion of the ear that is visible. This portion of the ear directs sound waves towards the tympanic membrane. Otoscope – this medical device is used to examine the eardrum. Hearing Screening – a test that checks an individual’s level of hearing loss. Otoacoustic Emissions – a test that measures the inner ear’s response to sound. Degree of Hearing Loss – the range of hearing loss an individual has. This can include mild hearing loss, moderate hearing loss, severe hearing loss, and profound hearing loss. References Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, June 8). Types of hearing loss. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved September 13, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/types.html. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, September 11). Screening and diagnosis of hearing loss. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved September 13, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/screening.html. Seniors and hearing loss. The American Academy of Audiology. (2021, August 12). Retrieved September 13, 2021, from https://www.audiology.org/consumers-and-patients/seniors-hearing-loss/. Find an Audiologist . An audiologist can help diagnose, treat, and help manage a hearing or balance condition. Use our Find an Audiologist Directory to search for an audiologist near you. Find an Audiologist Scroll To Top We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.Ok
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                            [body] => What Does an Audiologist Do? Published 04/06/2020 Who are audiologists? They are trained hearing healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing disorders including hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis, and balance issues in patients of all ages. Audiologists receive the highest education which includes a Doctor of Audiology degree from an accredited university, as well as are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Audiologist who hold a master’s degree currently practice in the field, however, since 2012 new audiologists are now required to hold a doctoral degree. They also must be licensed to dispense hearing aids in the state they practice in. Audiologists are highly educated in all aspects of hearing health and disorders of the ear. What Services Does an Audiologist Offer? Audiologists offer a wide range of services that can help with hearing loss, auditory processing, tinnitus, and balance disorders. Audiologist can perform otoscopic examinations of the ear canal and ear drum, checking for ear infections or cerumen (earwax) build-up which they can safely remove. Making ear impressions for custom hearing protection is a specialty audiologists perform, as well as recommend and provide hearing aids, fittings, and programming of devices. Hearing aids are not the only device audiologists are knowledgeable about, they can also work with assistive listening devices to better help their patients hear. They recommend and provide audiologic rehabilitation, including speech reading, communication management, language development, and auditory skill development. Audiologists also assist with the management of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) as well as provide counselling and education for patients — and family members. Audiologists work with patients of all ages, from children to adults. They can perform pediatric audiological evaluations and even fit young children with hearing aids. They also provide cochlear implant counseling to help children and their families adjust to cochlear implants and make the transition more successful. Do Audiologists Only Help with Hearing Loss? Audiologists are trained to help with more than just hearing loss and hearing aids. They are able to help with balance disorders and tinnitus as well. Balance disorders, such as vertigo, originate from the inner ear. Because our sense of balance comes from within our inner ear in the cochlea, audiologists are able to help us feel steady again and can perform vestibular testing. Because the cochlea is closely located to the hearing nerve, if damage occurs in that area, both our hearing and balance can suffer. Generally, if you have hearing loss due to head or ear trauma, then you will experience dizziness as well. Visiting an audiologist can help you combat both your hearing loss and balance disorder as they are certified to treat both conditions. Many audiologists are also trained in the diagnosis and management of tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Around 50 million Americans experience tinnitus to some degree, even people who don’t have hearing loss can hear a ringing in their ears. Audiologists are qualified to provide tinnitus counseling and management, to help soothe the ringing in your ears. Some other ways audiologists treat tinnitus include vitamin therapy, biofeedback, hypnosis, electrical stimulation, relaxation therapy, and tinnitus masking hearing aids. Using these approaches, audiologists can successfully help you manage your tinnitus and hear peacefully again. Audiologists are passionate about helping their patient’s experience better hearing. From hearing loss to balance disorders, audiologists can help with a wide range of hearing and ear related problems. They do their best to educate the public on the effects of untreated hearing loss so more people will seek help. Discover local audiologists in your area today and see how they can help you. Related Articles. Hearing Aid Styles When to Get Your Hearing Tested New Hearing Aid Technology: Oticon More™ Share: Share this on Facebook Put Your Hearing to the Test Sometimes, hearing loss happens so gradually that it can be difficult to notice at first. However, there are some common signs that indicate you may have hearing loss. Want some answers now? Take this short survey to determine if it's time for you to make a hearing appointment. Take a 3-minute hearing test! Read the following statements and select “yes” if they apply to you most of the time, “sometimes” if they apply once in a while, and “no” if they don't apply at all. I have trouble hearing the other person on the phone. YES SOMETIMES NO 1 of 12 Schedule Your Appointment FIND APPOINTMENTS © 2022 EarQ. All Rights Reserved. Become an EarQ Provider     Articles     FAQ     Privacy Policy     Careers     Subscribe     Contact x We've found your local EarQ provider! The closest EarQ provider to your discovered/searched location is:
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                            [body] => College of Medicine and Science Skip to main content Patient Care College Research Contact Visit Search Log In Student/Faculty PortalMedHubBlackboardContinuous Professional Development Page Content What does an audiologist do? Audiologists are health care professionals who diagnose, manage, and treat hearing, balance, or ear problems. They work in the field of audiology, which is the science of hearing and balance. They determine the severity and type of hearing loss a patient has and develop a plan for treatment. Audiologists counsel patients, manage hearing loss prevention programs, assist patients with the management of ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and design educational plans for children. They specialize in hearing aids, inner ear implants, and assistive listening devices. Scope of practice. Audiologists work with doctors, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, classroom teachers, social workers, and psychologists — and treat patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Common roles and responsibilities of an audiologist include: Interpreting hearing test results Developing treatment plans with other health care professionals Training and counseling patients in the use of various listening devices Selecting and fitting hearing aids and cochlear implants Conducting research to enhance knowledge about hearing and balance function Managing hearing conservation and hearing loss prevention programs Through these daily tasks, they work to prevent, diagnose, and manage the hearing and balance disorders of their patients through the use of audiometers, computers, and other testing devices, as well as hearing aids and cochlear implants. Specializations. Audiologists can grow in their careers by choosing to specialize in a specific population of patients or in a specific specialized area. Some specialty areas include: Pediatrics Geriatrics Balance Cochlear implants Hearing aids Tinnitus Auditory processing Work environment. Audiologists work in medical clinics, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, private practices, and hearing aid manufacturers. They typically work full-time, with occasional weekends and evenings in order to meet the needs of their patients. Becoming an audiologist. Successful audiologists are compassionate and patient individuals with strong communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Higher education requirements. To become an audiologist, you must: Complete a bachelor’s degree in any field Complete a doctoral degree in audiology Earn a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) Obtain a license to practice as an audiologist in your state Career opportunities and outlook. Audiologists can expect a median salary of $81,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects job openings for audiologists in the U.S. to grow much faster than average. With the baby boomer population, there is a need to help people improve their hearing as they age. Also, medical advances are improving the survival rates of infants and trauma and stroke victims, and these are commonly patients who can benefit from the work of an audiologist. Many audiologists choose a specialization to practice in, and a small amount start their own private practice. Some move into sales or leadership roles for hearing technology manufacturers. By the numbers. $81kmedian annual salary8years of higher education13%job growth projected from 2019-2029 Audiologist programs at Mayo Clinic. Audiology Externship (Arizona) Audiology Externship (Florida) Audiology Externship (Minnesota) Browse similar careers. Medical speech-language pathologist . Occupational therapist. Physical therapist . Back to top Academics ▸ Explore Health Care Careers ▸ Careers A-Z ▸ Audiologist Careers in health care: Let us help you find your fit Contact us Close
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                            [body] => What is the Difference Between Audiologist and ENT Doctors? If you are experiencing hearing loss or other ear-related health issues, you may decide that you need to seek medical advice. But a lot of people do not know whether they should see an audiologist or an ENT doctor. Although there are some similarities between the work of an audiologist and an ear, nose and throat doctor, they both perform different treatments and have a different area of expertise, so it is important that you know which is right for your situation. So, what is the difference between an audiologist and an ENT doctor?  What is an audiologist? . An audiologist is a doctor that is a hearing healthcare professional that specializes in identifying, diagnosing, and treating issues with the auditory and vestibular areas of the ear. They most commonly deal with things like hearing loss, tinnitus or balance issues. Their expertise is in the technology that is used to manage these conditions. For example, if you need hearing aids fitted to manage your hearing loss, an audiologist will be able to advise you on this.  They also play a wider role in helping people with hearing loss. It can be very difficult for people that experience late-life hearing loss to adjust and cope with their condition. An audiologist will be able to help them with practical things like buying phones that are compatible with their hearing aids, for example. They can also direct people to useful resources that will make it easier for them to live with their hearing loss. Audiologists may also counsel the patient and their family to help them deal with the emotional aspects of hearing loss.  What is an ENT doctor? . ENT stands for ear, nose and throat, and an ENT doctor will deal with any medical issues in these three areas. Their focus is on things such as diseases, traumas, tumors or abnormalities that impact these areas. They may also treat nerve issues that affect the movement of the head or neck and the senses. Although it is more appropriate to see an allergist, some ENT doctors will also help with allergies that impact the ears, nose and throat. An ENT doctor deals specifically with health problems that can be treated and they do not have the same expertise that an audiologist does when it comes to treating hearing loss.  When should you see an ENT doctor or an audiologist? . An audiologist deals primarily with hearing loss issues. If you find that you are having difficulty following conversations or hearing the TV without turning the volume right up, this is a sign that you are experiencing hearing loss. If you book an appointment with an audiologist, they will run a series of tests to determine the cause of your hearing loss. If the hearing loss is caused by aging or perhaps long-term exposure to loud noises, they will recommend treatments and strategies for managing hearing loss, such as hearing aids. However, in some cases, an audiologist may discover an underlying issue that is causing your hearing loss and they will then refer you to an ENT doctor.  You need to see an ENT doctor when you have a medical condition that affects your ears, nose or throat. For example, an audiologist will refer you to an ENT doctor if you have an ear infection that is causing problems with your hearing. While an audiologist can help you to manage hearing loss, an ENT doctor can provide treatments and even surgery, in some cases, to resolve medical issues. They will also treat bacterial and viral infections like strep throat or tonsillitis. If you notice abnormalities like lumps and potential tumors around your ears, nose or throat, you should see an ENT doctor as well because they deal with cancer in these areas.  If you see an ENT doctor and they determine that you do not have a medical condition and your symptoms are caused by general hearing loss, they will then refer you back to an audiologist.  Although audiologists and ENT doctors often deal with similar problems, an ENT doctor deals with more advanced medical issues while an audiologist is an expert in diagnosing hearing loss and using technological solutions to help you manage it and live with it.  If you are experiencing issues with your ears, nose or throat and you suspect that it may have an underlying medical cause, call at 402-397-0670 today to learn more about ENT Specialists and the different treatment options that we have available.  
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                            [body] => Audiologists PRINTER-FRIENDLY Summary What They Do Work Environment How to Become One Pay Job Outlook State & Area Data Similar Occupations More Info Summary. Please enable javascript to play this video. Video transcript available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Jm90Zen20. Quick Facts: Audiologists 2020 Median Pay $81,030 per year $38.95 per hour Typical Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training None Number of Jobs, 2020 13,700 Job Outlook, 2020-30 16% (Much faster than average) Employment Change, 2020-30 2,100 What Audiologists Do . Audiologists diagnose, manage, and treat a patient’s hearing, balance, or ear problems. Work Environment. Most audiologists work in healthcare facilities, such as physicians’ offices, audiology clinics, and hospitals. Some work in schools or for school districts, and travel between facilities. Others work in health and personal care stores. How to Become an Audiologist. Audiologists need a doctoral degree and must be licensed in all states. Requirements for licensure vary by state. Pay. The median annual wage for audiologists was $81,030 in May 2020. Job Outlook . Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 800 openings for audiologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. State & Area Data . Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for audiologists. Similar Occupations. Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of audiologists with similar occupations. More Information, Including Links to O*NET. Learn more about audiologists by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations. What Audiologists Do About this section. Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing, balance, or related ear problems. Audiologists diagnose, manage, and treat a patient’s hearing, balance, or related ear problems. Duties. Audiologists typically do the following: Examine patients who have hearing, balance, or related ear problems Assess the results of the examination and diagnose problems Determine and administer treatment to meet patients’ goals Provide treatment for tinnitus, a condition that causes ringing in the ear Fit and dispense hearing aids Counsel patients and their families on ways to listen and communicate, such as lip reading or through technology Evaluate patients regularly to check on hearing and balance and to continue or change treatment plans Record patient progress Research the causes and treatment of hearing and balance disorders Educate patients on ways to prevent hearing loss Audiologists use audiometers, computers, and other devices to test patients’ hearing ability and balance. They work to determine the extent of hearing damage and identify the underlying cause. Audiologists measure the loudness at which a person begins to hear sounds and the person’s ability to distinguish between sounds and understand speech. Before determining treatment options, audiologists evaluate psychological information to measure the impact of hearing loss on a patient. Treatment may include cleaning wax out of ear canals, fitting and checking hearing aids, or working with physicians to fit the patient with cochlear implants to improve hearing. Cochlear implants are tiny devices that are placed under the skin near the ear and deliver electrical impulses directly to the auditory nerve in the brain. This allows a person with certain types of deafness to be able to hear. Audiologists also counsel patients on other ways to cope with profound hearing loss, such as lip reading or using technology. Audiologists can help a patient suffering from vertigo or other balance problems. They work with patients and provide them with exercises involving head movement or positioning that might relieve some of their symptoms. Some audiologists specialize in working with the elderly or with children. Others educate the public on hearing loss prevention. Audiologists may design products to help protect the hearing of workers on the job. Audiologists who are self-employed hire employees, keep records, order equipment and supplies, and complete other tasks related to running a business. Work Environment About this section. Audiologists identify symptoms of hearing loss and other auditory, balance, and related sensory and neural disorders. Audiologists held about 13,700 jobs in 2020. The largest employers of audiologists were as follows: Offices of physicians 26% Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists 24 Hospitals; state, local, and private 15 Educational services; state, local, and private 10 Some audiologists travel between multiple facilities. Audiologists work closely with registered nurses, audiology assistants (a type of medical assistant), and other healthcare workers. Work Schedules. Most audiologists work full time and some work more than 40 hours per week. Some work weekends and evenings to meet patients’ needs. Those who work on a contract basis may spend time traveling between facilities. For example, an audiologist who is contracted by a school system may have to travel between different schools to provide services. How to Become an Audiologist About this section. Audiologists must be licensed in all states. Audiologists need a doctoral degree and must be licensed in all states. Requirements for licensure vary by state. Education. The doctoral degree in audiology (Au.D.) is a graduate program that typically takes 4 years to complete. A bachelor’s degree in any field is needed to enter one of these programs. Graduate coursework includes anatomy, physiology, physics, genetics, normal and abnormal communication development, diagnosis and treatment, pharmacology, and ethics. Programs also include supervised clinical practice. Graduation from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation is required to get a license in most states. Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations. Audiologists must be licensed in all states. Requirements vary by state. For specific requirements, contact your state’s licensing board for audiologists. Audiologists can earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. They also may be credentialed through the American Board of Audiology. Certification can be earned by graduating from an accredited doctoral program and passing a standardized exam. Certification may be required by some states or employers. Some states may allow certification in place of some education or training requirements needed for licensure. Important Qualities. Communication skills. Audiologists need to communicate test results, diagnoses, and proposed treatments, so patients clearly understand the situation and options. They also may need to work on teams with other healthcare providers and education specialists regarding patient care. Compassion. Audiologists work with patients who may be frustrated or emotional because of their hearing or balance problems. They should be empathetic and supportive of patients and their families. Critical-thinking skills. Audiologists must concentrate when testing a patient’s hearing and be able to analyze each patient’s situation, in order to offer the best treatment. They must also be able to provide alternative plans when patients do not respond to initial treatment. Patience. Audiologists must work with patients who may need a lot of time and special attention. Problem-solving skills. Audiologists must figure out the causes of problems with hearing and balance and determine the appropriate treatment or treatments to address them. Pay About this section. Audiologists. Median annual wages, May 2020 Healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners $84,430 Audiologists $81,030 Total, all occupations $41,950   Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy.Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics The median annual wage for audiologists was $81,030 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,550, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $128,160. In May 2020, the median annual wages for audiologists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows: Hospitals; state, local, and private $86,940 Educational services; state, local, and private 83,500 Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists 80,230 Offices of physicians 78,680 Most audiologists work full time and some work more than 40 hours per week. Some may work weekends and evenings to meet patients’ needs. Those who work on a contract basis may spend time traveling between facilities. Job Outlook About this section. Audiologists. Percent change in employment, projected 2020-30 Audiologists 16% Healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners 12% Total, all occupations 8%   Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy.Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 800 openings for audiologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. Employment. Because audiologists is a small occupation, the fast growth is expected to result in only about 2,100 new jobs over the decade. An aging baby-boom population and growing life expectancies will continue to increase the demand for most healthcare services. Hearing loss and balance disorders become more prevalent as people age, so the aging population is likely to increase demand for audiologists. The early identification and diagnosis of hearing disorders in infants also may spur employment growth. Advances in hearing aid design, such as smaller size and the reduction of feedback, may make such devices more appealing as a means to minimize the effects of hearing loss. This may lead to more demand for audiologists. Employment projections data for audiologists, 2020-30 Occupational Title SOC Code Employment, 2020 Projected Employment, 2030 Change, 2020-30 Employment by Industry Percent Numeric SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program Audiologists 29-1181 13,700 15,800 16 2,100 Get data State & Area Data About this section. Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS). The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. The link(s) below go to OEWS data maps for employment and wages by state and area. Audiologists Projections Central. Occupational employment projections are developed for all states by Labor Market Information (LMI) or individual state Employment Projections offices. All state projections data are available at www.projectionscentral.com. Information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared among states or to be compared within one state. In addition, states may produce projections for areas; there are links to each state’s websites where these data may be retrieved. CareerOneStop. CareerOneStop includes hundreds of occupational profiles with data available by state and metro area. There are links in the left-hand side menu to compare occupational employment by state and occupational wages by local area or metro area. There is also a salary info tool to search for wages by zip code. Similar Occupations About this section. This table shows a list of occupations with job duties that are similar to those of audiologists. Occupation Job Duties ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION 2020 MEDIAN PAY Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners coordinate patient care and may provide primary and specialty healthcare. Master's degree $117,670 Optometrists Optometrists diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. Doctoral or professional degree $118,050 Physical Therapists Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain. Doctoral or professional degree $91,010 Physicians and Surgeons Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses and address health maintenance. Doctoral or professional degree This wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year. Psychologists Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. See How to Become One $82,180 Speech-Language Pathologists Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Master's degree $80,480 Contacts for More Information About this section. For more information on state-specific licensing requirements, contact the state’s licensing board. For more information about audiologists, including requirements for certification and state licensure, visit American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) American Board of Audiology American Academy of Audiology O*NET. Audiologists Suggested citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Audiologists, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/audiologists.htm (visited January 09, 2022). Last Modified Date: Monday, December 13, 2021 What They Do. The What They Do tab describes the typical duties and responsibilities of workers in the occupation, including what tools and equipment they use and how closely they are supervised. This tab also covers different types of occupational specialties. Work Environment. The Work Environment tab includes the number of jobs held in the occupation and describes the workplace, the level of physical activity expected, and typical hours worked. It may also discuss the major industries that employed the occupation. This tab may also describe opportunities for part-time work, the amount and type of travel required, any safety equipment that is used, and the risk of injury that workers may face. How to Become One. The How to Become One tab describes how to prepare for a job in the occupation. This tab can include information on education, training, work experience, licensing and certification, and important qualities that are required or helpful for entering or working in the occupation. Pay. The Pay tab describes typical earnings and how workers in the occupation are compensated—annual salaries, hourly wages, commissions, tips, or bonuses. Within every occupation, earnings vary by experience, responsibility, performance, tenure, and geographic area. For most profiles, this tab has a table with wages in the major industries employing the occupation. It does not include pay for self-employed workers, agriculture workers, or workers in private households because these data are not collected by the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) survey, the source of BLS wage data in the OOH. State & Area Data. The State and Area Data tab provides links to state and area occupational data from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program, state projections data from Projections Central, and occupational information from the Department of Labor's CareerOneStop. Job Outlook. The Job Outlook tab describes the factors that affect employment growth or decline in the occupation, and in some instances, describes the relationship between the number of job seekers and the number of job openings. Similar Occupations. The Similar Occupations tab describes occupations that share similar duties, skills, interests, education, or training with the occupation covered in the profile. Contacts for More Information. The More Information tab provides the Internet addresses of associations, government agencies, unions, and other organizations that can provide additional information on the occupation. This tab also includes links to relevant occupational information from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). 2020 Median Pay. The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics survey. In May 2020, the median annual wage for all workers was $41,950. On-the-job Training. Additional training needed (postemployment) to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation. Entry-level Education. Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation. Work experience in a related occupation. Work experience that is commonly considered necessary by employers, or is a commonly accepted substitute for more formal types of training or education. Number of Jobs, 2020. The employment, or size, of this occupation in 2020, which is the base year of the 2020-30 employment projections. Job Outlook, 2020-30. The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030. The average growth rate for all occupations is 8 percent. Employment Change, 2020-30. The projected numeric change in employment from 2020 to 2030. Entry-level Education. Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation. On-the-job Training. Additional training needed (postemployment) to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation. Employment Change, projected 2020-30. The projected numeric change in employment from 2020 to 2030. Growth Rate (Projected). The percent change of employment for each occupation from 2020 to 2030. Projected Number of New Jobs. The projected numeric change in employment from 2020 to 2030. Projected Growth Rate. The projected percent change in employment from 2020 to 2030. 2020 Median Pay. The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics survey. In May 2020, the median annual wage for all workers was $41,950. Recommend this page using: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn PublicationsOccupational Outlook Handbook Healthcare
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Audiologists test hearing ability, recommend treatment for hearing loss, dispense and fit hearing aids, map cochlear and bone-anchored hearing implants and counsel people and families about hearing loss, tinnitus and communication repair strategies. They work in a wide variety of settings, from private hearing clinics to major research hospitals. Pediatric audiologists work with infants and kids and often collaborate with with speech pathologists, early intervention specialists and otolaryngologists. Audiologists are trained to perform a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to: diagnosing and treating hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders providing comprehensive hearing tests  dispensing hearing aids designing and implementing auditory rehabilitation and related communication programs assisting in the monitoring of cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing systems What kind of training do audiologists have? Audiologists work in a wide variety of settings from hearing aid clinics to schools to hospitals.  All new audiologists are required to have a doctor of audiology (AuD) degree. Typically it takes four years to complete this post-graduate degree. The majority of students who are admitted to AuD programs have an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders. However, some programs will admit students with other undergraduate majors, as long as the student took pre-requisites such as biology, psychology and statistics. Licensure and certification. After earning their AuD, new audiologists must be licensed by their individual states, which typically involves a written and/or practical exam. There are other forms of certification, which serve to boost one's prominence and trustworthiness in the field, including the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and board certification from the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Typical salaries for audiologists. A 2018 survey of 1,615 audiologists in the U.S. found that the median salary was $83,843. The survey did not include audiologists who work in primary and secondary school settings. The more comprehensive U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculated the 2019 median pay of audiologists to be $77,600. Audiology educational requirements. Audiologists are in a highly professional role. As such, the typical four-year program provides them with varied classroom, research and learning experiences. Aside from spending time in the classroom, students enrolled in an audiology program also get experience in real-world clinical settings. Clinical experiences are varied, to give students exposure to all different types of settings, including pediatrics, cochlear implants and balance testing. The final year of training is a clinical externship, during which students work full-time in a clinical setting under the supervision of a qualified professional. Students also must understand research principles and read a great deal of literature to keep up with scientific research. Though they are often required to conduct or plan a detailed research project, they are not usually required to produce a dissertation.  Students take classroom courses in a vast range of topics. Here is just a fraction of their knowledge base: Anatomy and physiology of hearing Gross anatomy Epidemiology Statistics and research methods Physics of sound (acoustics) Diseases of the nervous system and ear Audiologic assessment Pediatric audiology Prevention of hearing loss Dispensing of hearing aids Counseling Speechreading and other forms of visual communication. What is the difference between an audiologist and an ENT? Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists are medical doctors (MDs) who attended medical school and specialized in otolaryngology. They perform a wide variety of procedures and treatments, and can diagnose disorders of the ear, nose, throat and lower skull areas. Audiologists often work in ENT offices, administering hearing tests and dispensing hearing aids.  What is the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist? (HIS)? Hearing instrument specialists are trained to administer hearing evaluations to fit (dispense) hearing aids. Their role is more narrow than audiologists, who are trained to perform full diagnostic evaluations of the auditory system from the outer ear to the brain. Audiologists often work closely with otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) to diagnose and treat complex hearing problems, and can assist with cochlar implant auditory rehabilitation. If you need an audiologist. If you're having problems with your hearing, an audiologist can help. Healthy Hearing's online directory can help you locate an audiologist near you.  Related: Being Deaf gives this clinical audiologist a unique perspective Top audiology schools in the U.S. Mandy Mroz, AuD, President, Healthy Hearing . Dr. Mandy Mroz earned her doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida. Mandy’s career is guided by her dedication to serving people with hearing loss and her past experience in hearing research, training and management. Read more about Mandy. Related Help Pages: Prevention Fitting Featured clinics near me. Hearing & Balance Services of Reston1800 Town Center Dr Ste 315Reston, VA 20190 (14 Reviews)View Details Vienna Hearing Center, Inc.124 Park St SE Ste 202Vienna, VA 22180 (32 Reviews)View Details Hearing Associates of Northern Virginia6862 Elm St Ste 120McLean, VA 22101 (15 Reviews)View Details Audiology and Hearing Aid Center Of Gainesville7051 Heathcote Village Way Suite 245Gainesville, VA 20155 (12 Reviews)View Details See more clinics Advertisement Find a clinic. Need a hearing test but not sure which clinic to choose? Call 1-877-872-7165 for help setting up a hearing test appointment. The Healthy Hearing Report. Jan 12 article In kids, hearing loss can mimic learning disorders, leading to misdiagnosis and school struggles Jan 11 article Birdwatching with hearing loss: How hearing aids help Jan 10 article Warranties and hearing aids: How they work, and how to extend your coverage Jan 4 article Is it ADD or hearing loss? In kids, it can be hard to tell Find a clinic Find a trusted clinic near me: Need a hearing test but not sure which clinic to choose? Call 1-877-872-7165 for help setting up a hearing test appointment.
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                            [body] => What to Expect at an Audiology Appointment It's completely normal to feel unsure of what to expect during your first audiology appointment. Most people visit an audiologist because they have been referred by another doctor or specialist for suspected hearing problems. But seeing an audiologist is not like seeing a regular doctor. What do Audiologists Do? Audiologists are highly trained professionals who specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and managing issues related to hearing, tinnitus, and balance disorders. All audiologists have a masters degree and many audiologists have a Doctor of Audiology which is equivalent to Ph.D. Audiologists use a complete range and variety of tests and procedures to fully evaluate the hearing ability and/or any balance issues of each individual. Some audiologists may also fit and dispense hearing aids or other hearing devices. Your First Appointment. At your first audiology appointment, the doctor will want to get a case history from you. This will include any relevant medical history, any recent complaints and symptoms you've had, and anything related to your symptoms. You should consider taking a close friend or family member with you to the appointment, as some audiologists use tests that involve hearing a familiar voice and testing your hearing with that medium. It also helps to have someone else present to help you communicate with the audiologist and to help remember and write down information. He will then want to run a few tests. Audiologists do three main types of tests: Otoscopy - The audiologist will look in your ear canal with an 'otoscope' and magnifying pen light. He will be checking for ear wax, blockages, or any problems with your ear canal or ear drum. Tympanometry - This will test your middle ear function. The audiologist will be looking to see how well your ear drum responds to light pressure. The test can detect anything that would inhibit motion of the eardrum like fluid, infection, or eustachian tube dysfunction. Audiometry - This test really consists of two types of tests: air conduction and bone conduction testing. You will be in a soundproof booth or room and will be asked to raise your hand or push a button when you hear sounds. Air conduction determines the softest sound you can hear through earphones at several different pitches. Bone conduction determines the softest sound you can hear by stimulating the inner ear directly (through a bone vibrator that is placed behind the ear). None of these tests should be too uncomfortable and they shouldn't be painful at all, so don't worry. Afterward, the Audiologist will spend time explaining the results to you and what further services or referrals he recommends. Depending on your audiologists finding, he may make referrals to other specialists. If your audiologist believes that other medical issues need to be ruled out as the cause of hearing loss or balance disorders, he may refer you to an ENT (ear, nose, and throat doctor). He may also refer you to a hearing aid specialist to fit you for more standard hearing aids or devices. Go to Top
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                            [body] => Make Caring Your Career Sign Up Homepage Careers Speech Language Hearing Audiologist (Doctor of Audiology) Audiologist (Doctor of Audiology) Average Salary $61k - 96k Years Higher Education 8 Job Outlook Excellent Audiology is the science of hearing, balance and related disorders. Audiologists are experts in the nonmedical diagnosis and management of disorders of the auditory and balance systems. They frequently work with other medical specialists, speech-language pathologists, educators, engineers, scientists and allied health professionals and technicians. In industrial audiology, audiologists plan and execute programs of hearing conservation for workers. Audiologists specialize in: Identifying and assessing hearing and balance problems Rehabilitating persons with hearing and balance disorders Preventing hearing loss Clinical audiologists work in a variety of settings and can specialize in pediatrics, geriatrics, balance, cochlear implants, hearing aids, tinnitus and auditory processing, among other issues. Audiologists provide a number of services including: Evaluating hearing Counseling patients and their families and caregivers Fitting hearing aids Evaluating and treating balance disorders Determining an individual’s need for assistive devices Teaching communication strategies, including speech reading Working Conditions | Academic Requirements | ResourcesWorking Conditions. Audiologists work in a wide range of settings, including health care settings, educational facilities and in government agencies. They typically work 40 to 50 hours per week; some work part-time. As communication professionals, audiologists have the unique opportunity to: Work with other medical and rehabilitation professionals to care for patients. Provide services to a range of age groups, from newborns to adults. Counsel and educate patients and their families and caregivers. Use technology to evaluate and treat communication and related disorders and conduct research in communication sciences and disorders. Develop skills to serve as supervisors, mentors or administrators. Academic Requirements. If you are in high school, you should decide what your major will be. Some colleges and universities offer an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders (CSD), but it’s not necessary. However, if you do not major in CSD, you may need to complete some prerequisites before applying to graduate school. Audiologists must earn a doctoral degree (an AuD) from a program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation and get a passing score on a national examination. The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) provides a listing of accredited schools offering an AuD program. Those individuals who have a graduate degree with major emphasis in audiology (e.g. AuD) may become certified by the Council for Clinical Certification, which issues Certificates of Clinical Competence for both audiology and speech-language pathology. In almost all states, a current license in audiology or speech-language pathology is also required to practice. Planning Your Education in CSD provides more details about academic requirements for audiologists and speech language pathologists. Learn More About a Career as an Audiologist. Watch a video that features audiologists discussing what they do and why their career is rewarding. Watch a video of a school audiologist discussing her career. Watch a video of a private practice audiologist describing her career and why she likes it. Get more information about a career in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Resources. American Speech-Language Hearing AssociationThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association reviewed this profile. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. OkLearn More
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                            [body] => What is an Audiologist? What Do They Do and How Much Do They Make?By Indeed Editorial TeamFebruary 22, 2021TwitterLinkedInFacebookEmailCopy to ClipboardA human's ears are responsible for not only their ability to hear but also their sense of balance. An audiologist studies these important functions and performs tests on patients to diagnose and treat a variety of potential disorders. As an audiologist, you have the opportunity to improve the lives of your patients and help relieve potentially highly-disruptive conditions. In this article, we discuss what an audiologist does, how to become one and how much the average audiologist makes.What is an audiologist?An audiologist is a medical professional who specializes in conditions pertaining to the ears, hearing and equilibrium. The audiologist performs tests on patients to check their hearing and creates treatment plans. As a specialist, the audiologist is capable of providing advanced examinations and diagnoses, and a patient may be referred to the audiologist by their general practitioner. Audiologists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices and stores that offer hearing aids for sale. With modern technology, audiologists may even be able to help a deaf patient hear again or for the first time. It is a customer service field that allows the audiologist to help others live happier and healthier lives.What does an audiologist do?An audiologist has many responsibilities in an average work week, the majority of which involve direct interaction with patients. Typical workplace responsibilities for an audiologist include:Screening patients and examining patients for any symptoms or observable causes of symptomsConducting hearing tests to assess both a patient's ability to hear tones and to differentiate between tonesDiagnosing conditions related to the ears, ear canal and auditory systemDevising treatment plans to help counter, prevent or minimize the effect of hearing loss and other auditory conditionsCleaning and removing obstructions from ear canals of patients suffering from reduced hearingPrescribing, fitting and offering advice and tips on the maintenance of hearing aidsCoordinating with additional medical staff on the prescription and implementation of cochlear implantsTeaching patients how to care for and operate the technological hearing devices they are givenInforming patients on ways they can protect their hearing to prevent or minimize additional hearing loss in the futureCounseling patients on ways to adjust to reduced hearing and providing resources on developing new skills, including lip-reading and sign languageRecording and tracking changes in patients' test results to monitor changes in their hearing abilities and identify potential issues that need to be addressedContinuing to learn and monitor new developments in the field to provide patients with the best treatments available at all timesAn audiologist may have additional responsibilities depending on their specific role. Factors that affect an audiologist's duties include who they are employed by, the size of staff and the type of facility they work in.Find Audiologist JobsWhat do audiologists treat?Audiologists specialize in auditory conditions, however that covers more than simply individuals who are having difficulty hearing. Common conditions diagnosed and treated by audiologists include:Hearing loss: The most common role associated with an audiologist is caring for patients who are dealing with hearing loss. Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of things, most commonly congenital hearing loss, age-related hearing loss or a traumatic injury. Treatment for patients with hearing loss may be designed to return some hearing function, to prevent further loss or to help the patient manage their hearing loss more effectively.Tinnitus: Another common hearing issue that brings patients to an audiologist is tinnitus, also known as ringing ears. While mild tinnitus can be an irritant, more intense tinnitus can be a hindrance to the patient's ability to hear and understand other sounds. Tinnitus can be brought on by a variety of triggers including a loud noise, disease, infection, dirty ear canals and anxiety. An audiologist can perform an examination and ask the right questions to determine a cause and treatment for the ringing.Balance issues: While you may not think of your balance as being a hearing issue, equilibrium is managed by systems in your inner ear. This means that a patient experiencing coordination issues may be sent to an audiologist for specialized care. The audiologist can examine the patient's inner ear and perform testing to determine potential causes for the balance issues and devise a treatment plan to help the patient regain their coordination.Not all patients will have these symptoms and treatments may take place for each symptom separately or may be addressed all at once by the prescribed treatment.Audiologists vs otolaryngologists. An otolaryngologist, also known as an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist, is a similar medical position to an audiologist, but they are not the same. Differences between the two include:The audiologist's training is more focused, allowing for a more detailed assessment of hearing-related issues, but less equipped for conditions affecting several parts of the patient's head.An ENT will generally not treat ear conditions that are directly related to hearing loss, and will likely refer a patient to an audiologist should any arise.A patient is more likely to be sent to an ENT first for minor conditions related to coordination or tinnitus, with an audiologist consulted for more extreme cases.A patient experiencing hearing or coordination problems may be referred to both an ENT and an audiologist, and it is common for one to consult with the other when treating a patient.How to become an Audiologist. An audiologist requires many years of schooling and must meet set standards to earn a license. If you want to pursue a career as an audiologist, here are the steps to take:Earn a doctoral degree in audiology (Au.D.): As a medical professional, an audiologist must undergo extensive formal education. In addition to graduating with an undergraduate degree, the audiologist must then earn their Au.D. in a four-year graduate program.Gain practical experience: An audiologist must undergo supervised practical experience prior to licensure. This is most commonly achieved as part of the audiologist's graduate studies and ensures they learn in a safe and supervised setting.Get a state license: As a medical professional an audiologist is required to earn a license before they can begin practicing medicine. The audiologist must receive a license from the state they are practicing in, not their state of residence. Should the audiologist move to a new state to practice where they do not have a license, they will need to get licensed in the new state, as licenses are not recognized across state lines.Attain additional certifications and credentials: Many audiologists opt to pursue professional certifications like the American Board of Audiology credential or Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). A certification shows an audiologist has advanced knowledge and training in the field and can help an audiologist stand out from the competition when applying for an open position.Create a professional resume: When applying for an open audiologist position, a professional resume is required to make a strong first impression. In addition to creating a base resume that showcases past work experience and skills that best apply to work as an audiologist, an audiologist should edit the resume for each listing. The more closely it is tailored to the specific details in the job listing, the better chance the audiologist has of making a strong impression and earning the opportunity to interview for the position.Create a Resume on IndeedAudiologist average salary. An audiologist is usually a full-time, salaried position. Audiologists may be requested to work more than 40 hours per week. Salary varies based on professional experience, location and the size and esteem of the facility the audiologist works at.The average salary in the U.S.: $81,507 per yearSome salaries range from $30,000 to $157,000 per yearAudiologist skills. An audiologist must possess a mix of medical and interpersonal skills to properly identify conditions, then effectively cooperate with coworkers and communicate their findings. Important skills for an audiologist include:Medical knowledge: An audiologist needs to have general medical knowledge, as well as in-depth knowledge in audiology. Medical skills and information allow an audiologist to correctly administer tests and to diagnose and treat any conditions discovered. The audiologist must also remain up to date on developments in the field to ensure that all their methods and diagnoses are in line with the latest information in the field and provide patients with the best possible care.Data analysis: When diagnosing a patient, an audiologist will often run one or more tests on the patient to learn more information about their condition. Data analysis skills allow the audiologist to take the information from their tests and analyze them for what they say about the patient then use that information to help find the correct diagnosis for their condition.Medical technology: An audiologist will need to work with various pieces of medical technology during their work, ranging from simple tools to electronic devices and computer systems. To succeed in a modern medical setting, the audiologist must be comfortable with using these technological devices as they are essential to the diagnosis and treatment of patients effectively and efficiently.Communication: The ability to communicate clearly is vital in the medical profession, particularly when speaking with patients. There are times in an audiologist's day where they have to explain a condition or a proposed treatment to a patient or the family of a patient, who lacks any advanced medical knowledge. Strong communication skills allow the audiologist to explain the situation in a manner that everyone can understand even without medical training.Empathy: When speaking with patients who are undergoing medical difficulties, empathy allows the doctor to put themselves in the patient's shoes to understand how they are feeling. When a patient feels seen and understood by their doctor, it can help to make their time in for treatment less intimidating and keep them as calm and content as possible throughout treatment.Friendliness: A doctor's bedside manner is how they interact with patients and a cheery disposition is the best way to put patients at ease. By speaking to patients with a friendly but professional tone, the audiologist helps to keep them at ease. This makes treatment a less stressful experience which makes it easier for the audiologist to get accurate results on any tests or observations.Humility: As a medical professional, an audiologist may have to consult with other doctors when helping a patient. In such situations, an audiologist's first priority must be finding the right solution, not being the one who provides the solution that is acted upon. When collaborating with medical staff, humility allows the audiologist to admit when another solution is the better route forward which leads to better patient care.Critical thinking: When faced with a patient who has a non-standard condition, an audiologist needs to find a solution outside of the standard treatments and diagnoses. The ability to think about the situation critically and apply all their knowledge and the advice of colleagues to the patient allows the audiologist to determine a course of action. This is an important skill for the audiologist to care for their patients effectively.Patience: Since many of the patients an audiologist will work with are experiencing partial or significant hearing loss, communication can be difficult. This can lead to frustration for the patients. An audiologist must be able to remain calm and understanding, even when the patient is agitated, to deliver the best care possible.Related Articles. 101 High-Paying Jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee (With Salaries). 28 High-Paying Jobs in Iowa (With Salary and Duties). Top 101 High-Paying Jobs in Fresno, California (With Salaries).
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                            [body] => What Is an Audiologist? Skip to content Ear Doctors, Audiologists, Hearing Aid Specialists — What’s the Difference?Hearing care professionals differ in both their education and their skills. Individuals looking for hearing loss treatment face a number of challenges, including medical terms that may be unfamiliar and categories of health care professionals that may seem confusing. For instance, what is the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist?   Audiologists and Doctors of Audiology. An audiologist is a licensed hearing health care professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. You can think of an audiologist primarily as a “hearing doctor.” Most audiologists have completed a doctor of audiology (Au.D.) degree, though there are other doctoral degrees within the field (Ph.D., Sc.D., and others). Audiologists typically offer the following services: Complete hearing exams Fitting, adjustment, and maintenance of hearing aids Treatment for balance disorders and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Hearing and speech rehabilitation programs Audiologists possess comprehensive knowledge of the human auditory and vestibular systems, and they have extensive training in sound reproduction, which is critical to the accurate fitting and adjustment of hearing aids.   Hearing Instrument Specialists. Hearing instrument specialists (HIS) or, in some states, licensed hearing aid dispensers) are health care professionals who are licensed to perform audiometric testing for the sole purpose of selling and fitting hearing aids. In many states, hearing aid dispensers are only required to have a high school diploma. In other states, hearing aid dispensers must complete two years of college, or post-secondary education in any field, prior to applying for licensure.    Otolaryngologist. Otolaryngologists are physicians (M.D.s or D.O.s) who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, and throat. As opposed to an audiologist, who is a “hearing doctor,” you can think of an otolaryngologist as an “ear doctor.” Trained in both medicine and surgery, otolaryngologists typically treat the types of hearing loss that require pharmaceutical or surgical intervention. These types of hearing loss include loss caused by trauma, infection, or benign tumors in the ear. After completing a medical course of treatment, otolaryngologists often refer patients to an audiologist for the prescription and fitting of digital hearing aids, and or counseling to help redevelop communication and language recognition skills. No matter what type of specialist you decide to see for your hearing needs, the most important factor is the overall experience they provide, which should include a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating, and reevaluating your hearing. Partnering with a professional who listens to your needs is critical to the success of your treatment plan. COVID-19 UpdateCloseSound Support: We’re Open With Safe Options to Serve You! Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our patients and employees. Please read our blog post regarding how we plan to respond to COVID-19, AKA coronavirus. Feel free to contact us with questions. Thank you! Read It Now
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                            [body] => What Does an Audiologist Do? Everything You Need to Know Cathy Thackrey, Au.D., CCC-A There seems to be a specialist for each body part, age-group, and issue. With so many specialists, how do you know who to visit? If you’re having a hearing-related issue, an Audiologist is likely the best specialist to address your concerns. Does that mean you’re destined for hearing-aids? Not necessarily. In hearing-related services, many people wonder, “What does an Audiologist do?” In fact, they often confuse Audiologists with hearing aid technicians who often do not have much training. But an Audiologist does much more than work with hearing aids. Audiologists have an advanced degree, usually a Doctorate or Master’s of Audiology and provide a variety of hearing-related services such as: Testing hearing on adults and childrenTesting for balance and vestibular problems in adultsAssisting doctors in evaluating middle ear, outer ear, and inner ear abnormalities.And of course, offering hearing-aid services. If you’re deciding if an appointment with an Audiologist is the best option for you, here’s what you need to know: What Does an Audiologist Do, Exactly? Audiologists treat hearing-related issues in patients of all ages. In order to best understand what’s happening in the patient and what may be contributing to hearing problems, we rely on these three types of tests: Basic hearing tests. Drawing from several testing approaches, we choose hearing tests best suited to the patient. Hearing testing options include: Sound field testsAudiogramsAir conduction testsBone conduction tests Otoscopy. By looking in the ear with an otoscope, we can more clearly see landmarks in the ear canal, identify debris or ear wax, check for drainage, and see if the eardrum is intact. Tympanogram. Using sound and pressure, we check to see if the middle ear and eardrum respond appropriately. What does an Audiologist do with these tests? They use them to evaluate hearing, vestibular problems, tinnitus… and even wax buildup. Types of Hearing Tests. Much of an Audiologist’s work focuses on hearing testing for patients of all ages. Even in a world where some healthcare practitioners are attempting to transition to virtual practices, some tests will always need to be done in person. For children, we do various types of hearing testing for ear infections, speech delays, or suspected hearing loss. For children between the ages of six months and three years old, we use sound field testing to evaluate hearing. Since a child at this age is too young to raise their hand to indicate when and where they hear a sound, we use sound to cue behavioral responses. Children sit in a booth while we play sounds from speakers on either side of the child to reinforce their head turns. When they turn and look towards the sound, they indicate they hear a noise. We then compare their responses with how children of a similar age with normal auditory function and development respond. When kids come in with an ear infection or fluid on their ears, we start with a baseline hearing test. This helps us evaluate what kind of hearing they have with the active fluid and infection. We then test again after treatment to evaluate if hearing has returned to a more normal level. If there is no infection, we may need more specific tests to understand the child’s hearing. In these cases, we work directly with an ENT for ear-specific testing, especially if there’s a concern of more permanent hearing loss. School-aged children (ages 5-18) typically visit an Audiologist when they fail a school hearing screening. Most school systems conduct annual tests to evaluate for hearing loss. When they see an abnormality, they screen the child again. If the child still doesn’t pass the hearing test, they refer them to an Audiologist for additional testing. For these students, we conduct a full audiogram, tympanogram, and examine their ears. If they have an ear infection or fluid on their ears, we send them to the physician for medical treatment. If we see hearing loss unrelated to infection, we try to determine what kind of hearing loss the student is experiencing: Conductive hearing loss — related to the outer or middle earSensory Neural Hearing loss — related to the inner ear or the pathway from the inner ear to the brain These results help the physician address the issue and make recommendations to the parent and school system about how to best support the student. For adults, we follow similar testing procedures as with older children. We conduct multiple hearing tests and a full ear exam to best evaluate what type of hearing loss the patient is experiencing. This information helps determine the patient’s next steps. Vestibular Problems. We also evaluate patients with vestibular symptoms, including dizziness and balance. However, if you’re experiencing these issues, we always recommend seeing your primary care doctor first. A primary physician needs to evaluate potential cardiac, pulmonary, medication or migraine involvement before we evaluate for inner ear issues. Tinnitus. Tinnitus is a way of describing the sound a person hears that’s not in the environment. It’s typically centrally generated and occurs most often in patients with hearing loss. Wax Buildup. Ear wax is naturally produced by the ear. It’s supposed to be there — but for some, it accumulates and negatively impacts hearing. When you have ear wax occlusion, you can’t hear well. However, we don’t recommend patients digging in their ear — with anything, including Q-Tips. You have a sensitive tympanic membrane — we all do. If you damage it, you’ll experience pain and perhaps hearing loss. If you have significant wax buildup, visit your primary care doctor, ENT, or Audiologist to have the wax removed under a microscope. We’ll protect the eardrum while cleaning the ear as much as possible. Just don’t do it yourself. There’s simply too much risk for damage or infection. How to Prepare For Your Audiologist Appointment. If you’re coming in for the first time, bring any results from previous hearing tests. We can use this information to track any pattern or progression of hearing loss. Otherwise, just be ready to tell us your history and we’ll direct you through the testing. Also, be careful what you read online. Most patients are not dealing with the worst-case scenario of their symptoms. It’s best to consult with your primary care doctor, then come see us if necessary so we can accurately identify what’s going on. What to Expect If You Need a Hearing Aid. When a patient comes in complaining that hearing loss is affecting their daily communication, family life, or work environment, we ask patients to sit in for a full hearing test so we can identify the type of hearing loss they’re experiencing. First, we want to check to see if they have a need for medical evaluation. If they have sudden-onset hearing loss, sudden-onset tinnitus, active fluid or infection, sudden-onset dizziness, or asymmetric hearing loss, they may need further evaluation or medical treatment. We always address medical issues before we even consider hearing aids. Once we determine a patient does not need medical treatment, we move to a hearing aid consultation. During this free consultation, we talk about hearing loss in detail, helping the patient understand the anatomy of their ear, and what hearing aids will and won’t do. Hearing aids are an amazing assistant device that gives patients more access to speech and environmental sounds, but they don’t return hearing to normal. Hearing loss results from damage somewhere along the auditory pathway. That damage is not going to be repaired with a hearing aid. However, hearing aids will give you more access to sounds that help you better communicate with family, friends, and coworkers. If you suspect hearing loss or another hearing-related issue, an audiologist may be just the specialist you need. We’ll do our best not only to identify the source of your problem, but to help you find a solution that makes your daily life a little easier. Cathy Thackrey, Au.D., CCC-ADr. Thackrey has been providing Audiology services to West Texas residents since 2006. She is licensed in the State of Texas and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She specializes in hearing evaluations of all ages, but is especially skilled in the selection, fitting, programming and servicing of hearing aids. Learn more about Dr. Thackrey Categories: Ear Recent Posts Ask a Doctor: 8 Answers to Your Post-Tonsillectomy FAQsCan a Balloon Sinuplasty Fix a Deviated Septum?Your Ultimate Thyroidectomy Guide (Written by a Surgeon)Are Your Symptoms Just Allergies, or Do You Need a Doctor?Tympanostomy vs. Myringotomy: Differences Explained Categories Ear ENT Nose Throat LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. GIVE US A CALL 806.791.0188. subscribe to our channel. 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                            [body] => Why choose an Audiologist? Skip to content Audiologists, Ear Nose & Throat Doctors, and Hearing Aid Fitters. There are several different types of businesses that provide hearing aids, and this can be confusing to the consumer.  The sources of hearing aids range from Doctors of Audiology, to Ear-Nose-and-Throat Doctors, to hearing aid dealers and franchise stores, and even big-box retail stores and internet sellers.   Audiologist An audiologist is a licensed health professional with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s or Doctorate degree.  The audiologist is the highest-trained individual in the diagnosis, testing, evaluation, and rehabilitation of non-medical hearing loss (that is, hearing loss that is not associated with disease).  To be licensed as an audiologist in the state of Pennsylvania, a person must hold a Master’s or Doctorate in Audiology from an accredited university, complete 375 hours of practicum, complete a one-year supervised internship, and pass an examination.  In most states (Pennsylvania included), no one can legally use the term “audiologist” unless he or she holds an Audiology License. In recent years, the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree has become the basis for the practice of audiology.  The Master’s Degree in Audiology is no longer offered, but licensed audiologists with the Master’s degree may continue to practice (“grandfathered”).  Many audiologists who began their career with the Master’s degree, have gone forward to earn the additional Doctor of Audiology degree. Some audiologists are self-employed in private practice.  Others work as employees of hospitals, larger ENT (medical) practices, or in schools or other institutions. In order to maintain an ongoing license in the state of Pennsylvania, an Audiologist must complete a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education each year. Audiologists do not perform surgery, and do not prescribe medications (prescription drugs).  They may recommend over-the-counter medications.   Hearing Aid Fitter In Pennsylvania, anyone who has registered as a “Hearing Aid Fitter” (dealer) with the state may legally sell hearing aids.  No college degree is required, however some Fitters take a correspondence course in hearing aids offered by the International Hearing Society.  In order to register as a Hearing Aid Fitter in Pennsylvania, the person must work as an apprentice under an existing Fitter, and take a written test administered by the state consisting of 160 true/false and multiple choice questions.  There is no practical examination (i.e. no observed test of the person performing a diagnostic test, taking an earmold impression, or counseling a patient). There are many names used by Hearing Aid Fitters in Pennsylvania, such as: Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) Hearing Aid Specialist Certified Hearing Aid Specialist Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (NBC-HIS) Audioprosthologist Hearing Aid Dispenser   None of these terms have a legal definition in the Pennsylvania state code.  They are all slightly different names for the Hearing Aid Fitter.  The term “audioprosthologist” is particularly confusing, and should not be mistaken for an Audiologist. Hearing Aid Fitters are commonly employed by independent hearing aid dealers, franchise hearing aid stores, and general-merchandise retail stores.  A hearing aid dealership (store) does not need to be owned by a licensed Hearing Aid Fitter, it only needs to employ a licensed Fitter.  Franchise stores pay a franchise fee to the franchise company, and may only dispense that brand of hearing aids.  They often advertise “special events” with a “nationally-known hearing expert”, which is usually another Hearing Aid Fitter from the franchise company headquarters – who may not be available when the patient needs follow-up care.   Ear-Nose-and-Throat Doctors The formal term for an ear-nose-and-throat doctor is “otolaryngologist”.  Many people abbreviate the specialty and refer to them as an “ENT”.  An otolaryngologist holds a medical doctoral degree (MD or DO) from an accredited university, and has completed a multi-year residency in surgical procedures. Otolaryngology (also sometimes called otorhinolaryngology) is the branch of medicine and surgery that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and other disorders of the head and neck. There are many specialties within the field of otolaryngology, including the treatment of allergies, sinus conditions, treating inflammation and infection, diseases of the larynx (voice box), cancers of the head and neck, pediatrics, infections of tonsils and adenoids,  facial reconstructive and plastic surgery, etc.  ENT doctors also can prescribe medications (prescription drugs). Many otolaryngologists employ an Audiologist to perform diagnostic tests of the ear, for both hearing assessment and for the diagnosis of certain diseases and conditions.  In some ENT offices, the audiologist will also perform hearing aid evaluations and dispense hearing aids, along with their other duties. When you are seen by an independent Audiologist, if there is any indication of disease (inflammation, infection, drainage, bleeding, perforated eardrum) you will be referred to the appropriate medical doctor (usually an ENT) for treatment of those conditions, before beginning the process of hearing rehabilitation.   Retail stores In recent years there has been a trend of retail establishments selling hearing aids, as an additional product.  Some discount department stores and “big-box” stores have identified an opportunity for increasing their profits through the sale of hearing aids.  Even one outdoor-product retailer has offered hearing aids, alongside such items as shotguns and fishing reels.  By law, they must employ a registered Hearing Aid Fitter.  However, in Pennsylvania, the only piece of equipment required is a basic audiometer.  Most of these stores lack a sound-proof booth, tympanometer, otoacoustic emissions device, and other testing equipment typically found in an Audiology practice.  Most sell only one brand of hearing aid, which may not be the most appropriate type for your particular type of hearing loss and needs.   Successful hearing aid fitting You are probably acquainted with at least one person who has hearing loss, was “sold” a pair of hearing aids, and has been disappointed in the results.  The truth is, the primary factor in the success of your hearing aid fitting is the skill and experience of the provider.  There is no “silver bullet” technology that is the answer to all hearing problems.  An independent, licensed Audiologist is the most qualified professional to diagnose and evaluate your hearing, and to recommend and provide a comprehensive solution to your hearing needs.
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                            [body] => What does an audiologist do? Posted on November 15, 2019 by Central Plains ENT & Audiology If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss in Omaha, you’ll get to know your audiologist pretty well. Maybe not on an exchanging-Christmas-cards level, but you will be spending a lot of time in their office. Understanding what they do (hint: it involves more than peering into your ear canals with a lighted instrument) will help you appreciate their hard work and dedication to your hearing health. Definition of an Audiologist. An audiologist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of hearing and balance disorders. What education does an audiologist receive? Most audiologists have earned a Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from an accredited university. All receive in-depth training in the prevention, identification, assessment and treatment of a wide range of hearing and balance disorders. They are required to complete an internship, pass a national competency exam and obtain professional certification and licensing in the state(s) where they practice. It’s pretty obvious your audiologist has more than just a passing interest in ears and hearing to have devoted so much time to their studies! The Many Roles of an Audiologist. Your audiologist in Omaha has a lot to handle! On any given day, they might: Identify, test, diagnose and manage hearing and balance disorders and tinnitus. Counsel and educate patients and their families on hearing health, treatment and management strategies and methods for improving communication. Assess candidacy for hearing aids, cochlear implants and implantable hearing devices. Administer audiologic rehabilitation programs including speech reading, language development and communication skills. Evaluate and manage patients with central auditory processing disorders. Design and implement hearing conservation programs. Supervise and conduct newborn hearing screenings. Recommend, dispense, fit and program hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Examine the ear canals and eardrum, removing excess earwax, and making custom molds from ear impressions. Assist surgeons with medical procedures involving the ears. Audiologists in Nebraska find work in a variety of settings. They may practice in hospitals, clinics, schools and universities, hearing aid dispensaries, private practices and VA hospitals, among other places. The next time you visit your Omaha audiologist, you’ll have a better understanding of the many hats this individual wears!   Central Plains ENT & Audiology 8005 Farnam Drive Suite 204 Omaha, NE 68114 Office:(402) 502-6970 OUR LOCATION. 8005 Farnam Drive, Suite 204 Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 502-6970 Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm Tue: 9:00am – 5:00pm Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm Thu: 9:00am – 5:00pm Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm Sat: Closed Sun: Closed Click Here For Directions Copyright 2022 Central Plains ENT & Audiology. All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Sitemap Central Plains ENT & Audiology Varies 8005 Farnam Drive Suite 204 Omaha, NE 68114 Office:(402) 502-6970
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                            [body] => What is an Audiologist? December 28, 2020 camellia ent Audiology Scientifically, hearing is just the effect of vibrations at different frequencies upon your ear drums. But practically, hearing is process that gives you your child’s first cry. It gives you the joy of hearing “I do” at the altar. But what happens when hearing is difficult or impossible for someone? What kind of doctor do they see? There are many doctors that can treat problems with the ears and hearing, and audiologists are some of those well-trained specialists. Let’s look deeper into what audiologists do and how they help treat those with hearing problems. From the French word “audīre” meaning “to hear” and the Greek and French words for the suffix “-logy” meaning “the study of,” audiology is the “branch of science dealing with hearing.” (Merriam Webster). Specifically, audiologists are medical professionals that identify and treat hearing disorders as well as balance issues and other neural system problems. They delve into the neurological field, but usually focus on problems of the auditory systems. Known as “the hearing doctor,” audiologists work to diagnose and treat hearing problems in patients in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, the following: Hospitals Clinics VA Hospitals Private Practices ENT Offices K-12 Schools/Universities Audiologists provide a multitude of treatments and services for their patients. From newborn patients to adult patients, an audiologist can treat patients at all ages. Audiologists complete newborn hearing screening programs as well as tests for those who suspect hearing problems later in life. These tests can also evaluate and diagnosis balance disorders as well as hearing disorders. For those patients that require medical equipment to hear properly, an audiologist selects, fits, and dispenses hearing aids and/or other listening devices to those patients. They can also treat patients that are experiencing tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Audiologists also contribute to the medical community in ways other than directly treating patients. They contribute to the research and development of new treatments and procedures for hearing loss, tinnitus, balance system dysfunctions, and other auditory-related disorders and diseases. They also work with other medical professionals, such as pediatric audiologists, speech pathologists, early intervention specialists, and others to provide the best care for patients. Audiologists can also provide education to patients on the uses of their hearing devices, effects of noise on their hearing loss, and many other topics of which they are well versed. There is special training that audiologists must go through. First, they must obtain a master’s degree in Audiology. Though not necessary, many audiologists also achieve their doctorate in Audiology (AuD). After achieving their master’s, audiologist hopefuls must serve a fellowship year followed by passing their board exam to receive their audiology license and accreditation. They can also receive their certification from ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) as well as their state licensing. Once they complete these steps, they can practice as a licensed audiologist. Although, most audiologists continue their education and training by receiving continuing education credits with also count towards their licensing requirements. An audiologist, though sometimes called “the hearing doctor,” can do a lot more for patients than one may think. By staying up-to-date on their training and education, they are able to expand their treatments and diagnoses by adapting to new research made available. This combined knowledge and their treatments provided on a regular basis is what makes them so valuable to the medical community as well as their hard-of-hearing and other patients that they treat. If you have any questions about what an audiologist can do for you, contact the specialists at Camellia ENT! Their trained medical staff will answer your questions and help you find the right treatment! Share This. Tweet Share Share Email camellia ent . Related Posts. Risks of Untreated Hearing Loss According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH), "approximately 15% of… Why Adults Lose Their Hearing As we get older, we can expect our bodies to age appropriately. Some people may… 5 Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss Hearing is one of the human senses that should not be taken for granted. It… previous post: We’re “Hear” For You!” – All About Hearing Aidsnext post: What’s the Difference Between an Audiologist and ENT? Back To Top
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                            [body] => What does an Audiologist do? October 6, 2021September 1, 2017 by HealthBridges ASL Version Video Voice Version Video Hello.  I’m Dr. Suzanne Yoder.  I’m an audiologist and I own an audiology practice specializing in treating hearing loss. This video serves as an introduction to audiology.  I will be covering the following topics: What is audiology, what are the types of audiologists and what are the educational requirements for an audiologist and how audiologists differ from medical physicians and dispensers. If after viewing this video you would like to share a comment or request topics for future videos please use the contact information at the end of the video to contact HealthBridges. Audiology is the study of hearing and communication disorders.  Audiologists are trained to diagnose hearing disorders of all types and to formulate treatment plans for solutions that meet the patient’s needs.  Audiologists are trained to implement many of these treatment plans directly.  Audiologists are not medical physicians and therefore do not provide medical-based treatment such as surgery or medication.  Audiologists provide differential diagnosis which means that they can determine if a hearing loss needs medical care.  If so, part of the treatment plan may include a referral for a medical examination to determine if medical treatment will help with the hearing loss.  Audiologists are highly trained in the treatment of hearing loss for communication needs.  This means that audiologists can provide solutions for hearing loss that cannot be cured by medical intervention.  Audiology-related solutions include hearing aids, FM systems, assistive devices, alerting devices, auditory training, instruction and counseling on coping strategies, communication strategies and listening skills, tinnitus management solutions, cochlear implants and other implants, hearing protection, counseling and training on hearing conservation, and more.  Audiologists are also highly trained in the area of vestibular disorders and provide help to patients with loss of balance and dizziness. Since audiology is such a diverse profession, audiologists can be found in many different places. The medical audiologist. Audiologists work in hospitals and medical facilities.  This type of audiologist will focus on medical-related hearing disorders.  They typically work in a team alongside other audiologists, ear nose and throat physicians, otologists, neurologists, surgeons, other medical physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupation therapists, speech and language therapists and more.  They can be found in both the clinic assisting with appointments, in the OR, assisting with surgeries (operating room) and in the maternity ward, assisting with newborn screenings. Medical audiologists see many types of patients and perform many duties including hearing testing, activation and programming of implants, hearing aids, newborn hearing screenings and more. Medical audiologists may see patients of all ages but some will specialize in pediatrics, newborns or adults.  Some may also specialize in cochlear implants. Others may specialize in disorders such as tinnitus or auditory processing disorders. The military audiologist. Audiologists can be found in the military and working at military facilities.  Military audiologists join the military.  They may be found in military bases or military hospitals around the country and even outside of the country.  They perform the same roles as medical audiologists but some will focus solely on hearing conservation and hearing protection for soldiers. The educational audiologist . Audiologists can be found in schools.  These audiologists work with school aged children to access needs in the classroom and provided additional support for hearing and communication.  Educational audiologists work alongside teachers and school administration, other audiologists, speech language pathologists and parents.  They will attend meetings for IEPs and write supporting reports to help children obtain the services needed in school.  They focus on classroom hearing and therefore work primarily with assistive technology such as FM system, microphone systems and the hearing aids and implants that their students wear.  They are often mobile and will cover multiple schools within a county or several counties. The industrial audiologist. Audiologists can be found in industrial complexes.  These audiologists focus on hearing protection and training workers about the harmful effects of loud noise.  They work with wellness directors, nurses and OSHA compliance directors.  They will do hearing testing and make hearing protection. They provide classes in hearing conservation. The private practice audiologist. An audiologist that works in private practice can be located anywhere in the community.  They can be in small offices or large ones and they can work alone or with many other audiologists.  They typically will focus on treatments for non-medical hearing disorders but this is not true for all private practices.  Private practices may have contracts to see military patients, do industrial work or provide education audiology services. They can also work with medical-related hearing losses by teaming up with local physicians. The research and academic audiologist. Audiologists are also teachers and researchers and are found in universities.  They study areas of hearing and communication that are not well understood, conduct research, publish articles and teach. Other types. There is a lesser known specialization called animal audiology which is the study of hearing loss in animals. These audiologists may work alongside veterinarians.  They often assist with service animals such as police dogs or horses. Audiology educational requirements in the United States are graduate school education for doctorate degree.  A person interested in becoming a clinical audiologist first earns their bachelor’s degree in communication science and disorders and then earns their doctorate degree in audiology, usually the Au.D.  The total years of college is 7-8 years depending on the program.  An academic audiologist that is interested in research usually obtains a Ph.D. although some academic audiologists have other types of doctorates.  Finishing a Ph.D. could add another 2-5 years depending on the program of study. Audiologists are required to obtain 2000 clinical hours prior to receiving a license and will spend approximately a year as an intern.  Once licensed and audiologist must maintain their education by attending classes for CEUs aka continuing education units and provide this proof to their state. Some audiologists will obtain board certification as well, although this is not required to be licensed. Board certification requires an audiologist to take evidence-based classes for their CEUs as well as ethics trainings. Audiologists differ from ear, nose and throat physicians and otologists in several ways.  The audiology degree is clinical and not medical.  Audiologists do not train to do surgeries or provide medical procedures. Audiologists study more about communication issues and how to meet patient’s goals for hearing better to communicate.  Physicians have training on how to resolve medical issues of the ear but are not well trained on the communications aspect. Contact information: Contact the Hearwell Center Please like us on Facebook Link: American Academy of Audiology ASL Video Version. Voice Video Version. Share the post "What does an Audiologist do?" FacebookLinkedInPinterestPocketTwitterShare…EmailBookmark
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                            [body] => Difference Between an Audiologist and an ENT Hearing loss is an extremely difficult condition to live with. It can alienate us from friends, relatives and even our significant others. Even those who love us very much can start to lose patience when they keep having to repeat themselves around us. Likewise, we can find ourselves slowly drifting out of our social circle when we’re no longer able to follow the thread of conversation in busy bars or restaurants. Even our neighbors can become adversarial towards us when we find ourselves cranking up the radio or TV beyond what they would consider an appropriate level. What’s more, because hearing loss tends to affect us slowly and incrementally, we can find ourselves unaware that we are even afflicted by hearing loss until we have already been suffering with it for some time. The great news is that whatever the extent, cause or nature of your hearing loss, there is a lot of help and support out there. But do you see an audiologist to evaluate your hearing loss or an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor? Here we’ll look at the difference between the two and what each can do for you. Audiologists and ENTs: The similarities and differences. There are some similarities between the services offered by audiologists and ENTs and this can muddy the waters and lead to confusion as to which is best suited to meet your needs. Both audiologists and ENTs deal with issues of the ear canal and inner ear. Both are able to make diagnoses and administer a range of treatments. However, an audiologist will have a more specific knowledge towards how these parts of your body pertain specifically to your hearing rather than to your overall health. That said, the waters are further muddied when your hearing loss is accompanied by other symptoms such as tinnitus, loss of balance and nausea which are common symptoms of inner ear conditions. So, when is it pertinent to see an audiologist and when is your time better spent deferring to the expertise of an ENT doctor?   When to see an audiologist. An audiologist should be your first port of call if you are affected by hearing loss.  While it’s part of an audiologist’s job to determine the cause of your hearing loss, they may not always be able to administer the most effective course of treatment. While hearing loss is often a natural consequence of the aging process or of a lifestyle that regularly exposes one to noise, it can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. An audiologist cannot perform surgeries and cannot prescribe drugs. What they can do, however, is remove deposits of earwax which can cause hearing loss. They can help to keep your ears clean, carry out tests of the ear canal, eardrum and inner ear and of course, they can help you to find a hearing aid that helps to mitigate the effects of your hearing loss. It is, however, possible that an audiologist may determine that your hearing loss is the symptom of a much bigger problem for which they may need to refer you to an ENT specialist. When to see an ENT. Usually, either your doctor or your audiologist will refer you to an ENT professional. They will be able to carry out further testing if your audiologist is unable to determine the cause of your hearing loss, or if the cause is beyond their capability to treat. Most cases of hearing loss are slow and incremental which makes them difficult to notice. Therefore, if you experience a sudden and profound loss of hearing, you will need to make an appointment with an ENT doctor to receive proper diagnosis and treatment. An ENT doctor will be able to carry out more comprehensive tests than an audiologist and will also be able to prescribe pharmaceutical treatments or perform surgery if your hearing loss is caused by calcified bones or benign tumors.   A helpful way to remember the distinction between an audiologist and an ENT is to think of an audiologist as a hearing specialist. If it pertains to hearing trouble they should be your first port of call. If your troubles pertain more to a loss of balance or feeling of pressure in the inner ear, you may be better served by a visit to your local ENT clinic. Let us take the guesswork out of the equation for you! At ENT Physicians Inc. we’ll take the guesswork out of the equation for you by listening attentively to your symptoms and prescribing the correct course of treatment for you. With both ENT doctors and audiologists on staff, we can provide you the comprehensive care you deserve. If you are plagued by hearing loss or any inner ear issues call us today at (419) 776-5028. ENT doctor,hearing loss,sudden hearing loss,profound hearing loss,hearing test Contact Us. Requesting an appointment is easy. We look forward to serving you!  Schedule with Audiology   Schedule with ENT
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                            [body] => What Is an Audiologist? Posted on June 19, 2019 by Blue Ridge ENT Have you ever wondered what exactly an audiologist does, besides look inside your ears with a lighted instrument? If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about this professional who will be intimately involved in helping you come up with a solution that allows you to communicate more effectively. What Credentials Do Audiologists Have? . An audiologist is a professional who specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of hearing and balance disorders. Most have earned an Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology) while others have received a master’s degree from an accredited university, where they received extensive training in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing and balance disorders. They have to complete an internship, pass a national competency examination and obtain professional certification and licensure in the state(s) where they practice. Who Do Audiologists Work With? . Audiologists work with patients of all ages, treating infants, children and adults for a variety of hearing and balance problems. They work in diverse settings like hospitals, schools, clinics, universities, private practices, VA hospitals, hearing aid dispensaries and otolaryngology (ENT) offices. Audiologists are responsible for services such as: Fitting and dispensing hearing aids Administering hearing and balance testsAssessing candidacy for and programming implantable hearing devices (e.g., cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, etc.)Counseling patients and their families on communication strategiesDesigning and implementing hearing conservation programs and newborn hearing screeningsProviding aural rehabilitation programsPerforming ear-related surgical monitoring All in all, audiologists are the most qualified individuals to help you manage your hearing loss or balance disorder, and they provide an unparalleled breadth of care. Call Blue Ridge ENT at (828) 264-4545 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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