Audiologists are hearing health professionals who identify, diagnose and manage individuals with peripheral or central hearing loss, tinnitus, vestibular and balance disorders and other communication disorders across the lifespan.Reference1
Audiologists may practise independently or within an interprofessional framework, collaborating with other professionals such as speech–language pathologists, physicians (e.g., pediatricians, ear–nose–throat specialists, geneticists), nurses, educators, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, child care staff and social workers, as well as communication health assistants. Audiologists provide a broad range of clinical and other professional services.Reference2
CIHI collects high-level, standardized information on 30 groups of health care professionals in Canada. This includes information on their supply, distribution, demographics and regulatory environment. To find out more about CIHI’s health workforce data, visit the Health Workforce Database metadata page.
Learn more about audiologists in our recent release on Canada’s health care providers.
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- Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. The Profession of Audiology (PDF)External link, opens in new window. No date.
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- Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. Scope of Practice for Audiology (PDF)External link, opens in new window. 2016.