What is an audiologist?
An audiologist is the health professional that screens, identifies, evaluates and treats hearing (peripheral and central hearing loss) and balance problems.
Who can audiologists evaluate?
What does an audiologist do?
In addition to evaluations, the audiologist’s mandate is to help people living with a hearing loss or any other ear disorder (tinnitus , vertigo , etc.), and find coping mechanisms for their daily difficulties. The communication needs of the individual and their significant others are evaluated keeping in mind the problems encountered. Solutions specific to each individual are then proposed to improve communication and the quality of life (counselling, treatment, rehabilitation, sensitization, etc.). The audiologist helps to enable the social, educational and professional aspects of a person.
Where do audiologists work?
This professional works in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, long-term care residences, private clinics, public health units, schools, universities, hearing-aid and cochlear implant manufacturers and professional associations.
What are the requirements to become an audiologist?
An audiologist must obtain a master’s degree and be a member of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec.