What's an Audiologist?
Audiologists are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborn, children, and adults. Audiology is a well-respected and highly recognized profession.
- prescribe and fit hearing aids
- assist in cochlear implant programs
- perform ear- or hearing-related surgical monitoring
- design and implement hearing conservation programs and newborn hearing screening programs
How to cope with hearing loss or deafness
Hearing loss is one of the world's most common health problems. It can happen to anyone at any age. Some people are born with a hearing impairment, while others experience hearing loss as a normal part of ageing process. Warning signs of hearing loss may be hard to recognise, because it is often such a subtle and gradual process that the affected person is often the last one to realise there is a problem.