This comprehensive listing of the audiology and hearing rehabilitation centers in the United States is made available to the otolaryngologist so that he may refer his patients for competent hearing testing and educational rehabilitation. In most of the centers there is listed a Board Certified Otolaryngologist who is at least consulted or is responsible for general policies and procedures. The inclusion of such a consultant does not imply that otological examination by the Board Otolaryngologist is required, unless requested. In any case, the referring otolaryngologist can be assured a report on the audiological findings and educational recommendations on his patient.
The listing also serves to inform the otolaryngologist of the status of the Center's personnel in relation to the professional organization which establishes standards for audiologists, namely the American Speech and Hearing Association. This Association certifies audiologists who have completed certain required course work and professional training. Two levels of
DOWNS MP. Hearing Rehabilitation Centers in the United States. Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;73(4):419–443. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740020429012
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