The Fairbanks Hearing and Balance Center is committed to improving our patient’s quality of life through exceptional hearing and balance care. We strive to be leaders in our field through:
- Evidence-based practice,
- State-of-the-art technology,
- Educating patients and promoting public awareness.
What is an Audiologist?
au-di-ol-o-gist (noun): The health-care professional who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and managing hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. Audiologists are now required to complete a 4-year doctoral program, including various clinical placements and research involvement. Some audiologists get their Ph.D., which is heavily research-based.
What is the difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers?
The difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers is often confusing to the public. Unlike the Audiologist, there is no required medical degree to practice as a dispenser; their training is focused on sales. The dispenser is also not allowed to perform a hearing “test;” they must provide free screenings only.
38 Million Americans have hearing loss, which is 1 in 10 people!
SOURCE: Center for Hearing and Communication
Learn more about the conditions we treat at The Fairbanks Hearing and Balance Center:
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