Audiologist

Audiologists are hearing specialists who are trained to identify, diagnose, measure, and treat hearing disorders or balance problems. They use a variety of devices to measure hearing and the type and extent of hearing loss.

Most states require a license, and the requirements for the license vary; a doctorate or master's degree in audiology is usually required. Some audiologists hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), which requires additional training.

Last Updated: August 25, 2008

Author: Bets Davis, MFA

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

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