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Audiologists

Audiologists

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Audiologists Description

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

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Audiologist, Audiology Director, Audiology Doctor (AUD), Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology Licensed Audiologist (CCC-A Licensed Audiologist), Clinical Audiologist, Clinical Director, Dispensing Audiologist, Doctor of Audiology, Educational Audiologist, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Hearing Therapist, Industrial Audiologist, Infant Hearing Screening Manager, Licensed Audiologist, Newborn Hearing Screening Program Coordinator, Occupational Audiologist, Pediatric Audiologist, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Audiologist, Speech and Hearing Clinic Director, Speech Language Pathologist,


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  • Refer patients to additional medical or educational services if needed.
  • Counsel and instruct patients and their families in techniques to improve hearing and communication related to hearing loss.
  • Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
  • Program and monitor cochlear implants to fit the needs of patients.
  • Educate and supervise audiology students and health care personnel.
  • Participate in conferences or training to update or share knowledge of new hearing or balance disorder treatment methods or technologies.
  • Conduct or direct research on hearing or balance topics and report findings to help in the development of procedures, technology, or treatments.
  • Plan and conduct treatment programs for patients' hearing or balance problems, consulting with educators, physicians, nurses, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and other health care personnel as necessary.
  • Administer hearing tests and examine patients to collect information on type and degree of impairment, using specialized instruments and electronic equipment.
  • Engage in marketing activities, such as developing marketing plans, to promote business for private practices.
  • Recommend assistive devices according to patients' needs or nature of impairments.
  • Examine and clean patients' ear canals.
  • Fit, dispense, and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
  • Advise educators or other medical staff on hearing or balance topics.
  • Provide information to the public on hearing or balance topics.
  • Instruct patients, parents, teachers, or employers in communication strategies to maximize effective receptive communication.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to assess and rehabilitate recipients of implanted hearing devices through auditory training and counseling.
  • Monitor patients' progress and provide ongoing observation of hearing or balance status.
  • Measure noise levels in workplaces and conduct hearing conservation programs in industry, military, schools, and communities.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as managing office functions and finances.
  • Maintain patient records at all stages, including initial and subsequent evaluation and treatment activities.
  • Develop and supervise hearing screening programs.

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