Audiologists are hearing healthcare professionals who diagnose, treat, and manage individuals with hearing and balance problems. They hold masters’ or doctors of audiology (Au.D.) degrees from accredited universities. Audiologists have extensive academic and clinical training that provides the foundation to effectively assist patients, from newborns to geriatrics, with their hearing or balance problems. Audiologists fit and dispense advanced technology in digital hearing aids for varying degrees (mild to profound) and types (conductive, sensorineural, mixed) of hearing loss and offer an array of styles that best meet the patient’s needs and lifestyle.