Is there a benefit to seeing an Audiologist or getting hearing devices at an ENT’s office?
Yes – ENT’s are trained on the medical and surgical model while audiologists are trained clinically regarding hearing loss and all our hearing specialties work in concert to provide Enticare patients with the best possible care while developing the most comprehensive treatment plan for the patient while utilizing the latest technology chosen specially for the patient’s needs.
Audiologists, trained in the evaluation of hearing of adults, infants and children of all ages, receive an Au.D. (Clinical Doctorate in Audiology), or a Master’s degree from an accredited university graduate program in audiology. Audiologists conduct a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of an individual’s hearing problem. They present a variety of treatment options to patients with hearing impairment. Audiologists dispense and fit hearing aids and other assistive listening devices, administer tests of balance to evaluate dizziness, and provide hearing rehabilitation training. In addition, audiologists assess central auditory processing skills and provide assistance in the management of tinnitus.