An audiologist holds a minimum of a Masters level degree in Audiology, but may also have a PhD in research Audiology or a clinical Doctorate (AuD) in Audiology. Education includes classroom work and lectures, clinical placements, as well as research work. Many audiologists write national-level exams after graduation. All Ontario audiologists must be registered with the provincial regulatory body, CASLPO.
Continuing education is mandatory for certified audiologists. Both the provincial and national level regulatory bodies require a minimum number of continuing education units each year. This education may be acquired through conferences, conventions, workshops, lectures, rounds, seminars, teleconferences/telerounds, university or college courses, study group, self-study, student supervision or presentations.
Audiologists work closely with other professionals in different work settings. These include speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, otolaryngologists, neurologists, pediatricians, family physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists.
Maxine Armstrong, Manager Audiology