An audiologist performs hearing tests.
Audiologists in general have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the field of audiology with relevant clinical training, providing audiology services for persons of all ages including infants, children, adults and elderly with their expertise. Audiology is the study of the auditory system, including the hearing and balance functions. It covers auditory function, balance and other related systems, as well as the prevention, identification, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing. Audiology services include hearing test, public education on hearing protection, assessment and rehabilitation of balance functions and tinnitus, prescription and fitting of hearing assistive devices, etc.