An Audiologist is a person that has been educated and trained in the measurement and assessment of normal function and dysfunction of the auditory and vestibular systems in people. Audiologist are not medical doctors. They can help with non-invasive measures for hearing and balance problems which include, but are not limited to, hearing aids, auditory and vestibular training, developmental delays and counseling and education.
Normal hearing and vestibular function is essential for the normal acquisition of speech and language. If speech and language development is non-existent or delayed, hearing and balance disorders are one of the first things that need to be investigated.
Currently, 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability. One in 68 children are affected by autism, which is 5 times more prevalent in boys. ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder and affects 1 in 10 children.