What is an audiologist? What
is his/her training?
An audiologist is a professional who
studies sound and hearing and works with people experiencing
communication difficulties. He/she is qualified to
diagnose hearing loss. Audiologists also prescribe
remedial devices (such as hearing aids) and make recommendations
regarding hearing conservation.
generally involves completion of an undergraduate degree
in a related field (i.e. psychology, biology), followed
by a Master's degree in Audiology. Successful completion
of a comprehensive exam is also required for certification
by the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists
Where do audiologists
The clinicians of Nova Scotia Hearing
and Speech Centres (NSHSC) work in hospitals and clinics
across the province. In these locations, we frequently
work with otolaryngologists, physicians, teachers of the
deaf/hard of hearing, nurses, and other professionals.
How can I get my child,
spouse, a friend, or myself referred for an audiology evaluation?
The NSHSC maintains an open referral
policy, meaning that with the exception of inpatients who
are in the hospital, anyone may refer when there is a concern
regarding communication. This includes parents, doctors,
spouses, other health professionals or even the person him/herself.