- Prescribing and fitting hearing aids
- Recommending personal amplification systems and devices
- Assisting with cochlear implants
- Testing a patient’s hearing by measuring “the loudness at which a person begins to hear sounds, the ability to distinguish between sounds, and the impact of hearing loss on an individual's daily life” (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Designing hearing protection programs for schools and the workplace; conducting newborn hearing assessments
- Performing hearing-related surgical monitoring
- Providing “hearing rehabilitation training, such as auditory training, speech reading, and listening skills improvement” (American Academy of Audiology)
- Researching treatments for hearing- and balance-related disorders
The AAA suggests that audiologists are able to treat nearly all forms of hearing loss. In cases of hearing loss caused by nerve damage, an audiologist may use hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and hearing rehabilitation to maximize the patient’s hearing capabilities.
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