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    What is an audiologist?

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    Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc is a not-for-profit charity providing independent, professional information, advice and services on all aspects of hearing loss management to the … View Profile

    An Audiologist is a professional who has university qualifications in the field of audiology.  Audiology is the field of assessment of hearing and related disorders / areas. 

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    Dr. Elaine Saunders is an award-winning businesswoman, audiologist and academic. Her accolades include being awarded Asia’s Leading Woman in Healthcare in 2011, the Victorian Pearcey … View Profile

    An audiologist is an expert in the area of hearing and balance.  An audiologist can evaluate dysfunction in these topic areas and provide advice or solutions.  Soluions vary from medical referral, to technology aids.

     

     

     

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    Dr Dadafarin is a leading Doctor of Audiology with over 30 years of experience in different areas of Audiology, as a Research Audiologist, an Audiology … View Profile

    Audiologists are hearing professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborn, children, and adults. Audiologists conduct a wide range of tests to determine the exact nature of an individual's hearing problem and present a range of treatment options to people with hearing impairment. Audiologists prescribe and fit hearing devices, provide hearing rehabilitation training and perform balance tests to evaluate dizziness.

    Audiologists hold post graduate diplomas, masters or doctoral degrees from accredited universities with special training in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. By virtue of their graduate education, professional certification and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professionals to perform diagnostic hearing assessments, design and provide hearing rehabilitation and refer patients for medical or surgical treatment when required.

    Audiologists can be involved in research and/or provide clinical services in hospitals, university clinics, as well as in Government and Private practice settings. Some audiologists work in hearing aid manufacturer’s offices while others practice independently with no affiliation with the manufacturers. Independent Audiologists have total freedom to provide unbiased advice regarding hearing devices.

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