What is an Audiologist?

Why choose an audiologist for hearing health care?

An audiologist is a doctoral-level or masters-level health professional who specializes in the identification, evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention of hearing impairment and balance disorders. Audiologists are licensed, have passed a national standardized exam, and have completed clinical internships. An audiologist with pediatric expertise should be the only hearing professional evaluating and fitting hearing aids for children.

Audiologists in Colorado:

  • Evaluate hearing and balance disorders for adults, teens, children, and infants
  • Manage tinnitus
  • Fit hearing aids, bone conduction sound processors, and assistive listening devices
  • Manage cochlear implants
  • Assist with intraoperative monitoring
  • Manage newborn hearing screening programs
  • Educate regarding hearing loss prevention and conservation
  • Counsel and provide aural rehabilitation
  • Perform cerumen (ear wax) removal
  • Provide care in:
    • Private Audiology Practices
    • Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinics
    • Hospitals
    • School Districts
    • Universities
    • Veterans or Government Facilities
    • Long-term Care Facilities
    • Industrial Hearing Conservation Programs
    • Research facilities

 

Colorado Audiologists are Licensed! Verify licensure for an audiologist.

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