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 a medical doctor's office or hospital setting. When an audiologist's level of care, skill or treatment falls below the standard of care and inflicts permanent injury or death to a patient, professional malpractice may have occurred. Unfortunately, even the best audiologists can commit errors and mistakes that may result in serious injuries or wrongful death.
Audiologist malpractice may include:
- Delay in Diagnosis or Diagnostic Errors;
- Failure to Diagnose;
- Failure to Document Clinical Findings;
- Failure to Supervise;
- Failure to Refer to a Specialists, such as an Otolaryngologists;
- Failure to Treat;
- Medication Error;
- Standard of Care Violations.
Some of the services an audiologist might perform include:
- Assist with 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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