What Is an Audiologist?

Audiologists are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborn, children, and adults.  Learn more >>

Did You Know?

Untreated hearing loss can affect your ability to understand speech and can negatively impact your social and emotional well-being – hearing impairment can decrease your quality of life!

The good news is that there is help for persons with hearing loss – but the first step is to visit an audiologist, who can evaluate your hearing and determine the type and degree of your hearing loss.

How Can You Find an Audiologist Near You?

Audiologists work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, private practices, ENT offices, universities, K-12 schools, government, military, and VA hospitals. As a professional organization for audiologist, the Academy keeps a directory for patients to find the best audiologist near them.

Based on your location and symptoms, you can find an audiologist here.

Who Are We?

These consumer-friendly pages were developed by Academy audiologists to give consumers an overview of hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, common conditions, and more. The information found here is not intended as and is not a substitute for professional health-care advice. The Academy encourages you to speak with an audiologist or other health-care professional if you have a specific area of concern or need health-care advice.