The Dragonfly Story

What Audiologists Do

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The role of the audiologist is a varied one.  In communities with high rates of CHL/OM the audiologist will be involved in hearing assessments and referring children to the appropriate health, education and other professional care givers. The audiologist may also be involved in the fitting of amplification devices such as hearing aids, bone conductors, FM and sound amplification systems.  In Indigenous communities, the audiologist works closely with the community to ensure that the hearing health program take into consideration the cultural needs of these groups. Finally the audiologist may also be involved in the design and implementation of community based health programmes to increase community awareness of CHL/OM and the importance of early detection and intervention.