An audiologist is a professional who diagnoses and treats hearing and balance problems for people of all ages. An audiologist has received an Au.D. (Doctorate in Audiology), or a Master's or Doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program in audiology.
Audiologists may specialize working with certain populations or with specific issues such as hearing loss treatment.
Audiologists work in a variety of settings, such as:
- Hospitals, clinics, private practices, ENT offices, universities, K-12 schools, government, military, and VA hospitals.
Audiologists are trained to screen individuals to identify possible hearing disorders. Testing will confirm if a hearing loss is present and determine the kind and degree of loss. If a hearing loss is present, Audiologists can recommend treatment in the form of hearing devices. Audiologists can fit and program hearing aids to the needs of patients as well as perform follow up care and maintenance.
Dr. Meg Kalady is from the Philadelphia suburbs and has been practicing audiology for the last 30 years. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and she received her doctorate in audiology in 2012 from AT Still University.
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