Audiologists: University Trained Professionals
An audiologist is a person qualified to provide professional assistance concerning communication problems associated with hearing loss. An audiologist has received extensive graduate level university education and training, and specializes in the prevention, identification, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing impairment. Their education and training includes courses in anatomy and physiology, acoustics, diagnostics, audiologic rehabilitation and hearing aids. Most audiologists have a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology granted by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
Almost every state requires a professional license to practice audiology. Before making an appointment for a hearing test, be sure to check the individual’s credentials–your hearing is important, and you deserve professional care!
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