Audiology services -
Who is an audiologist?
Audiologists are allied health care professionals who are highly trained to evaluate, diagnose and rehabilitate persons with hearing or balance issues. Certified audiologists hold a Masters degree and/or a Doctorate degree from an accredited university. The audiologists’ specialized training makes them uniquely qualified to provide the following services:
- Testing and diagnosis of hearing disorders in adults, children and infants
- Testing and diagnosis of balance disorders in adults, infants and children
- Patient and professional education regarding prevention of hearing loss
- Hearing aid / assistive listening device selection, fitting and dispensation
- Administering help through hearing conservation programs in certain industries, aiming to prevent work-related and recreational hearing loss.
- Researching on new testing methods and new technologies such as cochlear implants, as well as conducting research on environmental influences on hearing
- Providing aural rehabilitation to patients with hearing loss, and teaching assistive techniques such as lip reading and auditory training