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Audiology - IntroductiontoAudiology IntroductiontoAudiology

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Introduction to Audiology Introduction to Audiology Aurora Grossmann, B.S.,  Audiology Clinical Extern Ohio University Speech, Hearing, & Language Clinic
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What is an Audiologist? What is an Audiologist? American Speech Language and Hearing  Association (ASHA) Audiologists provide comprehensive diagnostic and  treatment/rehabilitative services for auditory, vestibular,  and related impairments. These services are provided to  individuals across the entire age span from birth through  adulthood; to individuals from diverse language, ethnic,  cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and to  individuals who have multiple disabilities.
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What does an Audiologist do? What does an Audiologist do? Job Responsibilities Evaluate and identify hearing loss  Evaluate, identify, and treat balance disorders Prescribe and fit hearing aids  Assist in cochlear implant programs and teams Perform ear- or hearing-related surgical monitoring Prevent hearing loss  Design and implement hearing conservation programs Design and implement newborn hearing screening programs  Provide hearing rehabilitation training  Auditory training or Aural Rehabilitation   speech reading  Difficult improvement 
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Where do Audiologists work? Where do Audiologists work? Work Settings School systems Hospitals Rehabilitation centers Community clinics Colleges and universities Private practice  Health departments State and federal government agencies – Veterans Administration Industry with hearing conservation programs - OSHA Long-term care facilities Community hearing and speech centers Physicians offices - Otolaryngologists Research laboratories Private Hearing Instrument Industry
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Educational Requirements Educational Requirements Degree Requirements Au.D. Degree  – 4 year clinical degree from accredited  school Ph.D. Degree  – Research based degree  State Licensure Requirements Clinical Certification  ASHA: CCC-A AAA: F-AAA
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Audiology Professional Organizations Audiology Professional Organizations American Speech, Language, Hearing  Association (ASHA) www.asha.org The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) www.audiology.org Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) www.audiologist.org
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Job Outlook Job Outlook Hearing Impairment in the U.S. Only 20% of adults with HL obtain hearing aids 4/5 people with HL have NOT tried hearing aids Most of these people would benefit from hearing aids Age Range Percentage with HL 45-64 years old 13.7% 65-74 years old 22.9% >75 years old 31.9%
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Job Outlook Cont. Job Outlook Cont.
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