Audiology is the branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders.
An audiologist is a healthcare professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular system portions of the ear. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing or balance problems. They dispense hearing aids and recommend and map cochlear implants. They counsel families through a new diagnosis of hearing loss in infants, and help teach coping and compensation skills to late-deafened adults. They also help design and implement personal and industrial hearing safety programs, newborn hearing screening programs, school hearing screening programs, and provide special fitting ear plugs and other hearing protection devices to help prevent hearing loss. In addition, many audiologists work as auditory scientists in a research capacity.
An Audiologist usually graduates with one of the following qualifications: a Master's degree (MS) or Doctoral degree (AuD), depending the program attended.
St. Francis ENT has partnered wwith Cochlear Americas who provide a number of different hearing solutions including hearing implants. Here's how an implant works.
Many people suffer hearing loss because their hair cells in the inner ear or (or cochlea) are damaged. The cochlear implant enables the sound to be transferred to your hearing nerves and enables you to hear. The process is described below with number corresponding to the image on the right.
A free seminar on Health Health is set for Thursday, September 21, at 6:30 pm in the
Jack Tidwell Lecture Hall in the Butler Pavilion at St. Francis.
For more information, click here: Free Hearing Health Seminar