With many options for hearing care and the plethora of hearing aid advertisements, it can be confusing to decide who to trust with your hearing. Why an audiologist?
An audiologist is a professional with either a Doctor of Audiology degree or master's degree in audiology with special training in the prevention, identification, assessment and nonmedical treatment of hearing disorders. Their extensive credentials allow audiologists to provide comprehensive hearing services from diagnosis and consultation to hearing aid fitting, adjustments, tinnitus management and continuing rehabilitation. Audiologists are required to complete a full-time residency and pass a demanding national competency examination. By virtue of their graduate education, professional certification and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professional to perform hearing tests, fit hearing aids, refer patients for medical treatment and provide hearing rehabilitation services.