An audiologist aids people who have hearing problems by diagnosing their condition and administering certain devices for the correction of the same - this being their main function. Audiologists are given special training to be able to carry through tests that calculate the balance and the hearing of a person (child, adult and senior). Based on these tests, audiologists are able to diagnose the range and severity of the problem and therefore are able to decide the treatment course that should be adopted. In that way, the diagnosis and the rehabilitation of the problem is the mainstay of their profile.
In instances of hearing loss, the audiologist will have to formulate varied ways in which a person can be treated. For instance: starting out on hearing rehabilitation exercises like listening strategies that improve the functioning of the ear.
Most audiologists also undertake the cleaning of ears, so that the accumulation of wax can be cleared and can thereby help in clearing the hearing problems that could be caused due to this factor.