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audiologist

 [aw″de-ol´o-jist]
an allied health professional specializing in audiology, who provides services that include evaluation of hearing function to detect hearing impairment and, if there is a hearing disorder, to determine the anatomical site involved and its cause; selection of appropriate hearing aids; and training in lip reading, hearing aid use, and maintenance of normal speech.

au·di·ol·o·gist

(aw'dē-ol'ōjist),
A specialist in evaluation and rehabilitation of patients whose communication disorders stem in whole or in part from hearing impairment.

audiologist

a health professional with graduate education in normal hearing processes and hearing loss, who detects and evaluates hearing loss, and who determines how a client can best make use of remaining hearing. If a client can benefit from assistive listening devices such as hearing aids, the audiologist assists with the selection, fitting, and training in their use. See also speech-language pathologist.

audiologist

A healthcare professional trained to identify and measure hearing impairments and related disorders—e.g., balance or vestibular disorders and tinnitus—and rehabilitate patients with impaired hearing and related disorders.

audiologist

Audiology A non-MD health care professional trained to identify and measure hearing impairment and related disorders–eg, balance or vestibular disorders and tinnitus, and rehabilitate Pts with impaired hearing and related disorders; audiologists use various tests and procedures to assess hearing and balance Salary $52K + 6% bonus. See Speech pathology.

au·di·ol·o·gist

(aw'dē-ol'ŏ-jist)
A specialist in evaluation and rehabilitation of those whose communication disorders center in whole or in part in the hearing function.

audiologist

A specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of defects of hearing.

Audiologist

A person with a degree and/or certification in the areas of identification and measurement of hearing impairments and rehabilitation of those with hearing problems.
Mentioned in: Hearing Aids

au·di·ol·o·gist

(aw'dē-ol'ŏ-jist)
A specialist in evaluation and rehabilitation of patients whose communication disorders stem in whole or in part from hearing impairment.

audiologist,

n individual trained to identify, diagnose, measure, and rehabilitate hearing impairments.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association includes tinnitus management in its scope of practice for audiologists [16], which is justified for many reasons [17-18].
With the exception of one nurse, all the professionals reported that they would refer to an audiologist when necessary.
Once the audiologist confirms the degree of hearing loss, she assists the child in maximizing any residual hearing.
Ask your primary care doctor or ear, nose and throat specialist to refer you to an audiologist, or get a recommendation from friends or relatives who use hearing aids.
We are beyond the need for weekly or monthly audiology, so driving to (Portland) every two to three months to see an experienced audiologist for mapping is worth the time," Monticelli said.
Branson and Miller critically address the impact of this "normalizing" treatment on deaf people for the early twentieth-century when audiologists played key roles in determining who was "treatable" for residual hearing.
In order to pursue a career as a certified audiologist, one must attain a graduate degree in audiology from a school accredited by ASHA's Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA), pass a written examination, and complete a 36-week postgraduate clinical fellowship as well as 375 hours of supervised clinical experience.
A new CMS program memorandum to carriers stipulates that if a physician refers a beneficiary to an audiologist to evaluate signs or symptoms of hearing loss or ear injury, the audiologist's diagnostic services should be covered--even if the outcome is a prescription for a hearing aid.
These tests are often given by a health-care professional that specializes in hearing, such as an audiologist.
An audiologist is a hearing health professional who identifies and measures hearing loss and will perform a hearing test to assess the type and degree of loss.
An audiologist can measure sound levels at a specific location and make recommendations for keeping sound levels safe.
The consuiting audiologist contacted manufacturers and obtained the registered owner of the unclaimed hearing aids in our possession.