What is an Audiologist?
According to the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec, the audiologist is the health professional who ensures the prevention, evaluation and treatment of hearing disorders (deafness, tinnitus, etc.) and of the vestibular system ( dizziness, vertigo, etc.).
The audiologist studies the harmful effects of noise on hearing and overall health: more specifically, he or she focuses on occupational noise-induced hearing loss (linked to prolonged exposure to noise in the workplace) and hearing loss resulting from recreational habits harmful to hearing, such as prolonged listening to music.
The audiologist assesses the specific needs of the patient in various situations: at school, at home, at work, in social activities, etc. Whether it is to promote the ability to communicate, autonomy or the integration of a person, the audiologist's goal is to provide complete services adapted to each individual.