Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
Hearing Services - Audiology
What Is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a professional who evaluates and treats individuals with hearing loss and/or vestibular (balance) problems. Audiologists use a variety of specialized auditory and vestibular assessments to identify if there is a hearing problem or balance problem that may be related to parts of the ear. Audiologists use this information to identify the type and degree of hearing problem, and can often identify where the problem occurs in the auditory or vestibular system. Audiologists are specially trained in the rehabilitative (or habilitative) aspects of hearing loss and utilize a therapeutic approach to hearing through hearing devices.
Audiologists at The MetroHealth System have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program, are certified by the American Speech, Language Hearing Association, and are licensed by the State of Ohio. Many of the audiologists on staff at MetroHealth are fellows of the American Academy of Audiology. All active MetroHealth audiologists participate in resident education and supervise doctoral students from university programs. The MetroHealth System Audiology department is a division of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and provides full-service diagnostic and rehabilitative services including a complete hearing aid dispensary with state-of-the-art digital processing technology.
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