An audiologist is a health care professional with a doctoral degree in audiology that specializes in diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory portions of the ear, including hearing and balance problems. Many audiologists work from within another doctor's office or hospital setting. When an audiologist's level of care, skill or treatment is falls below the standard of care and inflicts serious injury or death to a patient, malpractice may have occurred. Unfortunately, even the best audiologists can commit errors and mistakes that may result in serious injuries or wrongful death.
Audiologist's malpractice may include:
- Delay in Diagnosis or Diagnostic Errors;
- Failure to Diagnose;
- Failure to Document Carefully;
- Failure to Document Clinical Findings;
- Failure to Supervise;
- Failure to Refer to a Specialists, such as an Otolaryngologists;
- Failure to Treat;
- Improper Performance;
- Medication Error;
- Standard of Care Violations.
Some of the services an audiologist might perform include:
- Determined Hearing Aid Devices;
- Identification and Assessment of Hearing and Balance Problems;
- Identify Hearing Loss;
- Normal and Impaired Hearing Tests;
- Prevention of Hearing Loss;
- Refer to Specialists for Medical or Surgical Management of Hearing and Ear Disease;
- Rehabilitation of Persons with Hearing and Balance Disorders;
- Select and Fit Hearing Aids;
- Perform Hearing Tests on Infants and Children.
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