Audiologists are trained licensed professionals who hold a master’s degree, Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), or Ph.D. in the hearing sciences. The specific degree and experience requirements necessary to practice are determined by each state audiology license board, United Hospital Center’s Audiologist is an AuD.
Audiologists have a clinical/educational background that emphasize diagnostic evaluation of auditory (hearing) and vestibular (balance) systems, amplification technology (especially hearing aids), hearing science, aural rehabilitation and assistive device fitting. Audiologists may specialize in pediatric diagnostics/amplification, educational audiology, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, vestibular and balance issues, and/or industrial hearing conservation.
Audiologists are also involved in the prevention of hearing loss and other communication disorders. Hearing Conservation programs in industry and government strive to prevent noise induced hearing loss through education and Audiologist intervention. Audiologists are often in charge of Newborn Hearing Screening programs designed to identify hearing loss within the first 4 months of life.
For further information please contact UHC Audiology by calling (681)342-3570 or by faxing (681) 342-3575.