Audiologists are hearing health professionals who identify,
diagnose and manage individuals with peripheral or central hearing
loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. In some provinces/territories,
audiologists are governed by a regulatory body and must meet
regulatory requirements to practice.
Audiologists provide a number of different services related
to hearing, tinnitus and balance for the individuals they serve.
These services may include:
- Assessment of hearing and balance disorders, which may involve
screening, identification, evaluation and diagnosis.
- Intervention for hearing and balance disorders, which may
involve promotion, prevention, counselling, treatment, consultation,
management, (re)habilitation and education.
- Education and supervision of students and professionals,
including supportive personnel.
- Consultation with and referral to other professionals.
- University and/or college education and training.
- Administration, management and policy development.
Click here for contact info and web site
links for all Canadian universities offering audiology programs
Disability Tax Credit Certificate - Tips for Audiologists
Position Paper on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening in Canada
Presentation - Supportive Personnel - Working with Speech-Language
Pathologists and Audiologists
Project on Speech, Language and Hearing Services
for First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Prevention and Control Guidelines for Audiology
Party Payer Benefit Information Bulletins
Aid Subsidies Across Canada (provided
by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association)
For Mutual Recognition of Certification Programs in Audiology
with ASHA terminated May 1, 2009
Extended Health Benefits
Many large insurance companies providing extended health care
benefits include coverage for services such as speech-language
pathology, physiotherapy and massage therapy, however, many
do not cover audiology services. We've prepared a letter that
can be used by you or your clients to request and advocate for
the inclusion of audiology services in your or their extended
healthcare benefits packages. The letter can be modified as
needed and serves as a guide only. We encourage you and your
clients to advocate for audiology services by personalizing
this letter and sending it to the insurance company. Download
the letter (Word format).
Links to International Audiology
in the Classroom
and 2006 AuD Survey Results
Position Paper on the Professional Doctorate Degree in Audiology
standards for audiology and speech-language pathology : A project
to develop draft comptency profiles (2007-2008)