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. It also serves to inform the otolaryngologist of the status of the Centers' 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 certification are granted, Basic Hearing Certification and Advanced Hearing Certification, designated in the listing as BH and AH respectively. The Association also offers two levels of certification in Speech Correction, Basic Speech (BS) and Advanced Speech (AS).
The hearing certification requirements of the ASHA are listed below, and will furnish a guide as to the competency of audiologic personnel, whether certified by the ASHA or not.1
DOWNS MP, CARSON ET. Hearing Rehabilitation Centers in the United States. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(6):678–698. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010694006
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