In the realm of hearing aid technology, there is a distinction to be made between doctors of audiology and hearing aid dispensers.
While it’s true that a hearing aid dispenser must pass certain examinations and learn how to fit and sell hearing aids, becoming an audiologist requires more in-depth training and schooling. Audiologists are board certified to diagnose and treat your hearing loss.
It’s important to note the difference between the two.
An audiologist is first and foremost a hearing professional with years of training and experience. The road to better hearing may be slightly longer with an audiologist, but once you start hearing all the wonderful sounds you’ve been missing, you’ll know the extra time was worth it.
This information was compiled from an article by Dr. Robert G. Glaser.