In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Examining, diagnosing, and treating patients with ear-related issues such as hearing and balance.
- Fitting hearing aids.
- Educating patients and their families on alternative methods of communication, such as lip reading or assistive technology.
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Typically requires a doctorate.
Certification may be required in some states or by some employers. The American Board of Audiology (ABA) offers three different specialty certifications, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) offers an audiologist certification as well.
Licensure is required to work as an Audiologist.