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should i see an audiologist or an otolaryngologist to check my hearing to see if i have some problem?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Audiologist: Audiologists do a much more complete exam and can isolate the specific abnormality with hearing, which is helpful to an ENT physician in terms of diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
See both: The otolaryngologist is the physician and surgeon who should obtain a detailed history and examination of your condition. The audiologist should perform a detailed hearing evaluation. Ultimately, the ENT physician should guide your care. Seek a practice that has both practitioners under one roof to give you the best care.

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