By: Stefan Fridriksson, May 01, 2014
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Hearing evaluated by an audiologist | Hear Again Balance and Hearing Clinics- St. Catharines, ON

Why should someone with hearing loss be evaluated by an audiologist?

Audiology

Audiologists (Doctor of Audiology) hold masters or doctoral degrees from accredited universities with special training in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. By virtue of their graduate education, professional certification and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professionals to perform hearing tests, prescribe hearing aids and provide rehabilitative services for patients with hearing and balance disorders.

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.