Audiologists are regulated health care professionals with a broad understanding of ear disorders. This includes understanding normal ear function and structure as well as how diseases and conditions affect the ear. Furthermore, Audiologists are experts in ear instruments and health care tools, such as hearing aids. They use this knowledge to help those with hearing and balance difficulties regain their health.
Ear disorders treated by Audiologists include:
Using diagnostic tools and techniques, Audiologists provide many services to allow people to regain ear function and health. Some of these services include:
In Ontario, “Audiologist” is a regulated profession subject to the Practice Standards and Guidelines(Street, 2018), Code of Ethics (By-Law No.7: A By-law providing for a Code of Ethics for the Members of the College, n.d.) and Health and Safety Standards (General Standard: Health and Safety, 2018) defined by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.
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