Audiologists are professionals who diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance problems. By virtue of their graduate education, clinical training and licensure, Audiologists are the most qualified professionals to:
- Perform hearing tests
- Refer patients for medical treatment
- Provide hearing rehabilitation services
Evaluation by an Audiologist
Audiologists provide a full range of hearing and rehabilitative hearing services. Specialized equipment is used to obtain accurate information about the type and degree of your hearing loss. As part of your fully integrated medical team at North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, your Audiologist then shares this information with our licensed physicians to determine what course of treatment will most improve your hearing.
Audiologists also specialize in:
- Diagnosing medical problems related to hearing loss
- Providing hearing therapy for infants, children and adults (Pediatric Audiology)
- Counseling those with hearing loss to function more effectively in social, educational and occupational environments
- Training people with hearing impairment to properly use communication devices
- Educating patients about the use and fitting of the latest hearing aid technology
- Evaluating the inner ear's balance system (VNG Balance Evaluations)
- Evaluating for a Central Auditory Processing Disorder
If your evaluation reveals that medication or surgery are not feasible treatment options, the Audiologist will discuss the benefits of hearing aids with you and/or your family. You will not be pressured to buy hearing aids.
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