Audiology is a clinical profession that concentrates in hearing, balance and related communicative disorders. It focuses on the evaluation, management, (re)habilitation and early intervention of various hearing related disorders.
Audiologist provides assessment and diagnosis of auditory impairment, proactively preventing hearing loss, offering (re)habilitation services for hearing aids and assistive listening devices (ALDs), and also auditory training.
The assessments techniques inclusive of:
Audiometric tests for all ages e.g. Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA), Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) & Play Audiometry
Impedance Audiometry (Middle Ear Function Test)
Objective hearing tests e.g. Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE), Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR/BERA), Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR/SSER)
Hearing aids trial, fitting & optimization
Assessment for suitability & management of implantable hearing devices (Cochlear Implants, Implantable Bone-anchored Hearing Aids, Middle Ear Implant & Auditory Brainstem Implant)