What is Audiology?

Audiology is the branch of medical science which deals with hearing, hearing disorders, and balance issues. This field of study pertains to hearing and balance at large and doesn’t designate a particular age group. It’s a profession that uses the knowledge of hearing, sound, and balance to treat and rehabilitate patients who suffer from related disorders.

One aspect that seems to stand out to most people is that audiology deals with balance disorders. The majority of balance issues originate in the inner ear. As a result, those who study audiology are the most qualified to help treat those with an ear-related balance problem.

All in all, audiology is a scientific field that has seen rapid growth in the past 50 years, thanks to technological developments. Those who wish to enter this field should have an interest in medical science, communication, working with others, and complex problem-solving.

What is an audiologist?

In the simplest possible terms, an audiologist is a hearing doctor that provides services to both adults and children. Their job is to help patients with anything related to their hearing, including, but not limited to, evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and educating their patients on hearing loss. If you think your hearing may be problematic on any level, an audiologist can help you.

Administering hearing tests is one of the most common services an audiologist provides. This practice allows them to get precise data on the status of your hearing, and if you require any special treatment. They can also assist with most forms of hearing treatment, such as fitting hearing aids, programming hearing implants, and even monitoring ear-related surgeries.

Audiologists often work in hospitals and through private practices, but they also can be found working in K-12 schools, universities, and even military hospitals. Since they are educated to treat nearly all types of hearing loss, they will know how to best advise you based on the specific nature of your hearing.



The audiologists of Ontario Hearing Centers in Rochester, NY are dedicated to providing quality hearing services. We provide the world's most advanced hearing technologies, personalized audiological care, and solutions for your hearing loss.

Dr Elizabeth Orlando


Dr John Mcnamara


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