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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can someone with a hearing loss become audiologist?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Olds
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Absolutely: Hearing loss does not have to limit your professional options. If you're interested in audiology- go for it.
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Yes: Why not? Severe sensory impairment is a problem in day to day life. People with disabilities overcome this be successful in their ventures.
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Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric 20 years experience
Definitely : I know audiologists with varying levels of hearing loss and even those with cochlear implants for profound deafness. I think it helps some deaf patients feel more comfortable to work with healthcare providers who have first-hand knowledge of deafness.
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