We are pleased to be highlighting Audiology Awareness Month. The field of Audiology has become one of the most prominent and sought after healthcare careers. In fact, Audiology is not only a highly recognized profession but has been consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the “Best Careers”.
We recently had one of our patients suggest that we discuss the educational requirements of an Audiologist, so you know and can pass along to your friends the reasons why you choose your hearing healthcare from an Audiologist.
Au-di-ol-o-gists: Audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. Most Audiologists earn a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree. Some Audiologists earn a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (ScD) degree in the hearing and balance sciences. Typically, the education is a three to four year university curriculum program beyond the Bachelors Degree. The educational program includes a broad range of disciplines to prepare the Doctor of Audiology to be ectively manage all types of hearing problems.
At Tustin Hearing Center, we are fortunate to have six Audiologists on staff, all of which have their AuD degrees. This not only allows for a high level of expertise in treating patients but a healthy level of collaboration between some highly educated minds. Our slogan that you see on our practice marketing pieces says: “It’s More Than A Hearing Aid”. We have daily examples of why this slogan is so true. And that’s why we firmly believe that the expertise behind the device is critical to the patient’s overall success. Without the expertise, a hearing aid is just a device! Wishing you all a happy fall season. It’s a good time for all of us to practice gratitude. We thank you all for being our patients.
Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you.
Janell D. Reid, Doctor of Audiology