Audiologists are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, as well as other conditions like tinnitus and balance disorders. An audiologist is a person who holds a minimum of a Master's degree in Audiology; professionals seeking education in Audiology who do not currently hold a Master’s degree must now pursue a Doctoral degree in Audiology (Au.D). Additionally, audiologists must be licensed in the state where they practice, and these hearing professionals are regulated by the Division of Consumer Affairs.
An audiologist may be awarded the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), otherwise known as the CCC-A. With additional training and expertise, the audiologist may receive the honor of Fellow, which is bestowed by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
Some typical occupational duties provided by an audiologist include: