Welcome to
Audiology Services
at the
Misericordia Community Hospital
and Health Centre

What is Audiology?

    "Audiology" is the study of hearing and hearing related disorders. An Audiologist is a "hearing health care professional" who identifies and assesses individuals with auditory (hearing) and/or balance concerns, problems or disorders. (Re)habilitation of hearing loss can be administered by an Audiologist through fitting of hearing aids and/or Assistive Listening Devices (ALD’s). You can find Audiologists in hospitals, community health centres, private practice offices, schools, universities and some doctors’ offices.

    An Audiologist is someone who holds a Masters degree in his or her field from an accredited university in order to just practice the profession. By virtue of their education, they are considered to be the most qualified professional to assess and make a non-medical diagnosis (e.g. type and severity) of hearing impairment. They can assist the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician in identifying certain pathologies of the ear and auditory system but Audiologists cannot diagnose the individual’s cause of hearing impairment.

    Did you know that there are ways of identifying hearing loss in individuals as young as 12 to 24 hours of age?

    More information is available regarding these and other services by calling the audiologist [(780) 930-5682] or the outpatient booking office [(780) 930-5768] at the Misericordia CHHC.

More about audiology services at the Misericordia CHHC.

More about hearing loss

    Further information may be found at the following sites:

    • Capital Health Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP)
    • Human Resources (audiology job postings)
    • Other Community Audiology (Grey Nuns, Leduc, Sturgeon, Strathcona, Northeast)
    • Tertiary Audiology Services (UAH, GRH)
    • Audiology Services (Audiology at MCHHC)
    • Hearing Loss and Hearing Disorders

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