Audiologists provide comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services to identify, assess and manage disorders of hearing, balance and other neural systems. These services are provided to individuals across the entire age span from birth through adulthood.
Audiologists select, fit and dispense amplification systems such as hearing aids and other related assistive devices and monitor regularly to optimize device use. Audiologists prevent hearing loss through the provision and fitting of hearing protective devices, consultation on the effects of noise on hearing and consumer education.
Audiological rehabilitation includes counseling and consultation regarding language development, auditory skill development and counseling for psychosocial adjustment to hearing loss for persons with impairment and to their families and caregivers.
Audiologists consult with educators as members of interdisciplinary teams about communication management, educational implications of hearing loss, classroom acoustics and to make recommendations about educational and vocational programming.
Audiologists are involved in ALL areas pertinent to the prevention, identification and management of hearing loss, tinnitus and balance system disfunction.
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