An audiologist is a trained physician specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting hearing and balance. Audiologists can manage and treat hearing or balance problems from birth, all the way through to adulthood.
As well as possessing a comprehensive knowledge of the auditory and vestibular systems, audiologists are extensively trained in sound reproduction, making them experts in accurately fitting and adjusting hearing aids.
If you are experiencing unusual problems with your hearing or balance, you may need to book a consultation with an audiologist. You are likely to be referred to an audiologist by your primary care doctor should your symptoms persist after acute management and treatment. Some audiologists are also be able to offer services such as counselling and sign language which some patients may find useful.
Dizziness, vertigo and disorientation