Hearing and Balance
Hearing and balance disorders can be assessed, treated, and rehabilitated by an audiologist. Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages. Hearing and balance disorders are complex with medical, psychological, physical, social, educational, and employment implications. Treatment services require audiologists to have knowledge of existing and emerging technologies, as well as interpersonal skills to counsel and guide patients and their family members through the rehabilitative process. Audiologists provide professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of these disorders, leading to improved outcomes and quality of life.
Audiologists are licensed and/or regulated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Dizziness and Balance
Information on our balance system.
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.
Related organizations, funding resources and support services.