Audiologists often study and provide guidance for patients and families on the following topics:
- how language is learned and spoken
- whether a hearing loss is affecting a child's ability to speak and learn
- the anatomy of the human ear, brain, and nerves
- causes of hearing loss
- rehabilitation related to the ear and hearing
- the use of hearing aids
- lip reading and sign language techniques
In treating patients, audiologists often work on a team with ear, nose and throat physicians, as well as speech and language pathologists.
Personal, Professional Care
Beaumont Health is one of a handful of hospitals that are state-designated pediatric diagnostic audiology sites certified to follow up on babies who show deficiencies in hearing screenings conducted at birth. Our audiologists have experience working with children and adults who have special needs that make hearing testing and evaluation difficult, such as those who are cognitively impaired, have suffered closed head injury, and those with dementia.