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Who is Audiologist?

Introduction

An audiologist is a person who, by virtue of academic degree, clinical training, and license to practice and/or professional credential, is uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive array of professional services related to the assessment and habilitation / rehabilitation of persons with auditory and vestibular impairments, and to the prevention of these impairments. An audiologist is the professional who specializes in the diagnosis and nonmedical treatment of hearing and balance disorders. Audiologists specialize in the study of:

  • Normal and impaired hearing

  • Prevention of hearing loss

  • Identification and assessment of hearing , vestibular and balance problems

  • Habilitation or rehabilitation of persons with hearing, vestibular and balance disorders

Audiologists serve in a number of roles including clinician, therapist, consultant, researcher and administrator. Audiologists identify, evaluate, and habilitate/rehabilitate individuals with either peripheral or central auditory impairments, and strive to prevent such impairments

Roles of audiologist

  1. Diagnose hearing impairment in children and adult

  2. Involved as a coordinator in Hearing Screening programme for neonate, infant and children

  3. Evaluate, assess and suggest hearing devices

  4. Give advices and monitoring of hearing aid care in patient

  5. Auditory training for hearing impaired patients

  6. Advices in hearing conservation programme in industrial field

  7. Advices on amplification in classroom settings for hearing impaired children such as hearing aid and FM system.

  8. Involved with other professional to assess candidate for cochlea implant.

  9. Involved in assessment in patient with balance problem.

Audiologist in Ministry Of Health

Wilayah Persekutuan:
Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Hospital Putrajaya
Hospital Rehabilitasi Cheras
Kedah
Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar
Hospital Sungai Petani
Hospital Kulim
Selangor
Hospital Sungai Buloh
Hospital Selayang
Hospital Ampang
Hospital Serdang
Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang
Perlis
Hospital Tuanku Fauziah, Kangar
Perak
Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh
Hospital Taiping
Hospital Teluk Intan
Pulau Pinang
Hospital Pulau Pinang
Hospital  Bukit Mertajam
Pahang
Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan
Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Temerloh 
Terengganu
Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Kuala Terengganu
Hospital Kemaman
Negeri Sembilan
Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Seremban
Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Najihah, Kuala Pilah
Kelantan
Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu
Hospital Kuala Krai
Melaka
Hospital Melaka
Sarawak
Hospital Umum Sarawak, Kuching
Hospital Sibu
Hospital Miri
Johor
Hospital Sultan Ismail, Johor Bahru
Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru
Hospital Batu Pahat
Sabah
Hospital Queen Elizabeth 1, Kota Kinabalu
Hospital Duchess of Kent, Sandakan
Hospital Tawau

 

Last Review : 10 March 2017
Writer/Translator : Sitti Ladyia bt Mohd Salleh
Accreditor : Nur Azyani bt. Amri