Are Audiologists referred to as doctors?
In respect to this, what kind of doctor is an audiologist?
An audiologist is a licensed healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating hearing, balance and tinnitus disorders and who has, at minimum, a master's degree. Many, however, also go on to get a doctorate degree (Au.D.), and only then become a Doctor of Audiology.
Subsequently, question is, is an audiologist a doctor Australia? Audiologists are essentially experts in hearing disorders, hearing technologies (hearing aids and cochlear implants) as well as anatomy, physiology, speech and language development and even pharmacology. To sum it up: Yes, an Audiologist with an Au. D. is in fact a Doctor of Audiology.
Secondly, what is another name for a hearing doctor?
A doctor who specializes in problems of the ear, nose and throat are normally called an ENT or an Otolaryngologist. If the doctor has additional training in the medical and surgical management of dizziness,hearing loss, and tumors of the ear they may be called an Otologist.
Is an audiologist the same as an ent?
While an audiologist only deals with the ears, an ENT doctor treats patients for diseases or conditions of not only the ears, but also the nose or throat. An audiologist focuses on hearing loss and related problems like tinnitus or balance issues. ENT doctors generally do not treat hearing loss.