By: Stefan Fridriksson, May 01, 2014

What is a Doctor of Audiology?


A Doctor of Audiology is a professional who is trained to determine the nature and the degree of hearing loss and/or balance disorders and then prescribes the appropriate therapy or device to suit the individual needs. Doctors of Audiology can either first receive a 7 or 8 year Master's degree, complete a year of clinical training and then go on to complete a Doctoral degree in Audiology or go directly into a Doctoral degree program after they complete their Bachelor of Science degree. Their academic and clinical training provides the foundation for patient management. Their professional training is completed during their internships, which typically last 12 to 24 months.

Stefan Fridriksson was awarded a Masters Degree in Audiology at the University of Western Washington and a Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida. He completed his fellowship in hearing disorders at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto and his Doctorate Fellowship in balance disorders at the American Institute of Balance in Seminole, Florida. He was the first Doctor of Audiology (AuD) servicing Niagara Falls and surrounding areas. He has 29 years of clinical experience and many years of experience teaching new audiologists and hearing health care professionals. He has practiced in Ontario since 1986 and has called Niagara home since 2002.