As audiologists, we are constantly reminded of how hearing loss can negatively affect communication between individuals and their connections to society. The work we do and the services we provide are essential to helping those who may feel isolated at home, behind in school or are suffering in silence – Canadian Academy of Audiology
Audiologists are trained to evaluate and identify disorders of the auditory and vestibular systems. They provide non-medical treatment for hearing loss in infants, children and adults of all ages. Their education also provides the necessary skills to assess the hearing abilities of patients with disabilities and to identify those patients who intentionally do not want to reveal their true hearing levels.
When a hearing assessment has been performed and a hearing disorder identified, audiologists present the treatment options to the patient. If medical or surgical evaluation or treatment is indicated, the patient would be advised to discuss the results with a physician. The audiologist is often a member of a multidisciplinary group of health care providers involved in the care of a patient.
Audiologists also select, fit and dispense hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, prescribing a hearing aid is a restricted controlled act and as such audiologists can prescribe hearing aids.
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