At Northern Valley ENT, we are committed to providing exceptional patient care. We accomplish this by utilizing a team effort, pooling our professional resources to provide you with the best possible hearing outcome. Your appointment with us might include consultations with an Audiologist, Otolaryngologist, and Hearing Instrument Specialist. It’s important to us that you understand the role each plays in your hearing healthcare, and how they all work together for your benefit.
What Is An Audiologist?
An Audiologist is a licensed and certified professional who has received a doctoral degree in audiology. Your audiologist diagnoses and treats hearing and balance disorders, performs comprehensive hearing evaluations, and is skilled in fitting and programming hearing devices. He or she counsels patients and their families on effective communication strategies.
What Is An Otolaryngologist
An Otolaryngologist is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with ear, nose and throat disorders. They are certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and have completed extensive schooling and post-graduate training.
What Is A Hearing Instrument Specialist?
A Hearing Instrument Specialist performs hearing tests to help determine whether patients have hearing loss, and recommends and fits hearing aids. He or she works closely with hearing aid manufacturers to provide the most suitable instruments for different types of hearing loss.