What is a Doctor of Audiology

A Doctor of Audiology is a professional who diagnoses and treats hearing problems, and has received an Au.D. (doctoral) degree from an accredited university graduate program in audiology.

Doctors of Audiology are trained to diagnose, manage and treat hearing for individuals from birth through adulthood.

If you or a family member suspect that you have a hearing problem, contact a Doctor of Audiology. After carefully reviewing your health history and evaluating your hearing, a Doctor of Audiology will determine whether your condition might be medically treatable and will refer you to an appropriate professional. If your condition is not medically treatable, he or she will review any recommendations for audiological care or treatment which may include hearing aids, assistive listening devices, or aural rehabilitation.