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Audiologists have a detailed understanding of the auditory system and the technology used to assess and treat hearing problems. The UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids often works with otolaryngologists at the UPMC Ear and Hearing Center who are trained to treat medical problems of the ears.

Individuals who suspect that they have a hearing loss need to have their hearing evaluated by an audiologist. Currently, most insurance providers require that a medical doctor order this evaluation. You can have this order faxed to the audiologist's office from your primary care physician’s office.

After the hearing evaluation, the audiologist will send a report to your physician. The audiologist will explain the results and indicate whether you have a condition that should be treated by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician – an otolaryngologist – or whether you have non-medically treatable hearing loss (permanent hearing loss).

For patients who have hearing loss caused by factors that cannot be treated by a medical doctor, an audiologist may recommend hearing aids and other assistive listening devices.

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