Audiology is the study of hearing
and hearing loss
s' work centers mainly around hearing loss: prevention
, and treatment
of. Audiologists test for hearing loss, fit hearing aid
s, refer patients to physician
s or speech-language pathologists if surgery
or further testing is indicated, and generally counsel people on how to deal with hearing loss, including training in how to use hearing aids and techniques to maximize the hearing that remains. Because so much hearing loss is preventable or at least minimizable, audiologists also have a large role in public health
education about hearing loss, and conduct hearing screening programs to catch hearing loss early on.
It's alllll about the ear, mannnn.