DRHC Dubai Audiology Clinic

Who Are Audiologists? - Dubai Audiology Clinic

Audiologists (Hearing Specialists) are healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, and manage newborns, children, and adults with hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders.

An Audiologist is someone who diagnoses and treats a patient’s hearing and balance problems using the latest technology and procedures.

Audiologists measure the minimum loudness at which a person begins to hear and the person's ability to discriminate between sounds. Prior to determining management options, they evaluate the psychological impact of hearing loss on a patient.

Why Do We Need Audiologists?

The Audiologist uses specialized equipment to obtain accurate results about hearing loss. The patients are ideally tested in sound-treated rooms with calibrated equipment. The audiologist is trained to check the eardrum with an otoscope, conduct diagnostic audiological tests and check for medically-related hearing problems. Audiologists also provide:

  • Examine patients who have hearing, balance or related ear problems.
  • Correlate the results of the tests and diagnose problems.
  • Determine and administer treatment.
  • Fitting and dispensing of hearing aids.
  • Counseling for the patients and their families on ways to listen and communicate.
  • Follow up on patients regularly to check on their progress and to continue or change the treatment plan.
  • Hearing services and counseling.
  • Assistive listening devices.
  • Recommend and program implantable hearing devices, including cochlear, bone-anchored, auditory brain stem and middle ear implants.
  • Perform ear- or hearing-related surgical monitoring.
  • Design and implement hearing conservation programs and hearing screening for newborns.
  • Provide hearing rehabilitation training such as:
    • Auditory training.
    • Speechreading.
    • Listening skills' improvement.
    • Conduct research related to the causes and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.