Chapter 17: Otolaryngology and Audiology

All too often licensed hearing instrument dispensers consider audiologists, physicians, and Otolaryngologists as competitors of sorts. This lesson identifies the crucial and sometimes lifesaving procedures, much less quality of life procedures, which each of the professions fill in the role of hearing healthcare providers. This lesson debunks the old notion that interrelationships between the audiologist and ENT aren’t as necessary and important to serve the public as they actually are.

One of our primary objectives at the Academy is to prepare you not only to pass the licensing exam in your state but also to fully prepare you for success in this exciting field. To fulfill this objective, while this and following lessons may not be represented on the licensing exam, they are just as important to learn as acoustics, ear anatomy and physiology, hearing instrument science, and healthcare practice ethics.

As a result, you will only have one or a few questions on each of the coming lesson quizzes. As important as they are, they will allow you to express your priorities and knowledge in essay form, which will lead to distinction not only as a graduate of the Academy but in your community by your professional colleagues as well.