American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Hearing and Balance

Hearing and balance disorders can be assessed, treated, and rehabilitated by an audiologist. Audiologists also select, fit, and dispense amplification systems such as hearing aids; they prevent hearing loss through providing and fitting hearing protective devices, consultation on the effects of noise on hearing, and consumer education; and they can serve as expert witnesses in litigation related to their areas of expertise. Some audiologists conduct research on hearing, tinnitus, and the balance system.

How We Hear
How does the ear and hearing mechanism work?

Hearing Loss
Information on the causes and effects of hearing loss in both children and adults.

Hearing Screening and Testing

Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants and Assistive Technology
Information about hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, and other options for hearing rehabilitation.

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention
How to protect your hearing from the effects of noise.

Dizziness & Balance

Hearing Loss in Children
Hearing loss, in varying degrees, affects two in every 100 children under the age of 18.

Hearing Loss in Adults
Knowing the risk factors and recognizing the symptoms of hearing loss in yourself or someone you know is the first step to improving the situation.

Resources
Related organizations, funding resources and support services.

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