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Hearing and Speech What is an audiologist?
Hearing and Speech What is an audiologist?

Audiology is a part of science that works with hearing, balance and related problems. Audiologists are health care workers who diagnose, manage and treat hearing problems. 

At Children's Mercy, audiologists test to see if a child can hear within the normal range. If not, they figure out which pitches children have trouble hearing, and what type of hearing loss children have. If the audiologist finds the child has hearing loss, he/she talks with the child, the child's family and other medical staff about a plan of action to help the child.

This certification is given by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In order to work at Children's Mercy, an audiologist must have this certification. FAAA stands for Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). AAA is an association that represents audiology.

For more information please visit the Audiology Program.

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