Hearing Aids And Audiologists
Health care workers are headline news these days, and for good reason. The value of healthcare is never more clearly seen than during a pandemic. It may have taken the Covid 19 scare to get many people to sit up and pay attention to their own healthcare. If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then it shouldn’t take a crisis or a near accident to make you go and get your hearing tested. The sooner you get your hearing tested by a professional audiologist the better. You may wonder what does an audiologist actually do?
What An Audiologist Does
Audiologists are health care professionals who diagnose, manage, and treat hearing, balance, or ear problems. Audiologists are trained to determine the severity and type of hearing loss you may have and to develop a plan for treatment. Audiologists also counsel patients, manage hearing loss prevention programmes, assist patients with tinnitus and other hearing solutions, and may even design educational plans for children. A trained audiologist will also specialise in hearing aids, inner ear implants, and assistive listening devices.
Hearing Care Workers
Audiologists also work with doctors, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, classroom teachers, social workers, and psychologists. They are trained to treat patients with hearing problems of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Some of the common roles and responsibilities of an audiologist are;
- Conducting hearing tests
- Interpreting hearing test results
- Selecting and fitting hearing aids and cochlear implants
- Training and counseling patients in the use of hearing aids
- Developing hearing treatment plans
- Working and liaising with other health care professionals
Audiologists are trained to prevent, diagnose, and manage hearing and balance disorders using scientific equipment and techniques including; hearing aids, cochlear implants, audiometers, computers, and other testing devices.
Hearing Care Specialists
Like many other health care professionals, audiologists can be generalists and specialists too. Audiologists may choose to specialise in a specific population of patients, or in a specific specialised area, including;
- Hearing aids
- Cochlear implants
- Auditory processing
Good audiologists are compassionate and patient individuals with strong communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Just take a look at our friendly, professional audiologists at Clarisound! Good audiologists are also well-trained with international qualifications, both academic and hearing care industry certifications. A combination of qualifications, personality and experience enables audiologists to help you and your loved ones improve your hearing as you age.