An audiologist is a health professional holding a Master’s or Doctoral degree in hearing healthcare, from an accredited University. In six or more years of university training, an Audiologist acquires an extensive knowledge base centered around, but not limited to hearing science and language studies.
The educational background of an audiologist includes:
- Child Development
- Adult Development and Aging,
- Human Perception,
- Social Psychology,
- Linguistics and language processes
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Physics and Acoustics
When we are assessing the results of a hearing evaluation, the entire person is considered, including:
- Physical issues of aging
- Speech processing deficits
- Cognitive abilities and disabilities
- Other health conditions
all in the context of that individual’s specific health situation.
When we are fitting hearing instruments or other communication aids, again, all of these aspects of the patient are considered, including physical dexterity issues and their individual and varied communication settings, to ensure that the appropriate devices are chosen and appropriately fit. Fitting amplification is a complex process, and as such, the comprehensive educational background of an Audiologist for that fitting has significant benefits to the patient.
Do you think you have hearing loss? Do you need hearing aids? Look for an Audiologist. How do you recognize an Audiologist? We have credentials signified by an “Aud (C)” or “AuD” after our name, recognizing our professional education and training. Audiologists: Hearing Healthcare is our profession.
For more information about Audiology and hearing aids:
Joely Viveiros, MSc, Aud (C), Registered Audiologist
THE TERRACE HEARING CLINIC
4550 Lakelse Ave, Terrace, BC, V8G 1P8
250-635-HEAR, 250-635-4327, 1-800-811-1533