Audiologists are hearing specialists. They evaluate and support infants, adults and children with hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and balance disorders.
What do audiologists do?
- Screen, identify, evaluate and diagnose hearing and balance disorders
- Counsel, treat, and help manage/rehabilitate those with hearing concerns
- Support families, educators, caregivers and others to help individuals with hearing loss improve their hearing, communication and hearing health
- Assess and treat individuals for cochlear implantation
- Prescribe, fit and dispense hearing aids and other amplification and hearing assistance technologies
- Perform ear or hearing-related surgical monitoring
- Promote hearing health
- Collaborate with and refer to other agencies and professionals
Where do AHS audiologists work?
- Hospitals or health care centres
- Health clinics
- Administration, policy development and management
Audiologists at AHS
Alberta Health Services employs approximately 50 audiologists.
What are the credentials of an audiologist?
- Master’s or doctorate degree in audiology
- Registered with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA)