Audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in individuals of all ages from infants to teens to the elderly.
You may find an audiologist in many types of workplace settings, including:
- Private practices
- ENT offices
- K-12 schools
- 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.
What Does an Audiologist Treat?
Did you know that almost all types of hearing loss 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
- Symptoms such as Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), Vertigo, and Dizziness
How Can an Audiologist Treat or Help Manage Hearing Loss?
An audiologist will work with you and your family to properly diagnose, treat, and manage your hearing loss. The following may be recommended based on your diagnosis:
- Hearing aids
- Assistive listening and alerting devices
- Cochlear implants
- FM systems
- Aural hearing rehabilitation
- And more
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.