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AUDIOLOGY in Switzerland

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AUDIOLOGY in Switzerland

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  1. AUDIOLOGY in Switzerland • trilingual country: German, French, Italian • different standards in German, French, Italian • exact in PTA - equivalent in speech audiometry: • monosyllables, multisyllables, sentences • academic audiologist: ENT university clinics • Speech pathologist • general medical audiologist: MD spec ENT • Audiogram: office nurse / technician • Equipement: calibrated audiometer, chamber

  2. AUDILOGY IN SWITZERLAND Mattheus W. Vischer, MD President of the Swiss Committee on Audiology and Expertise

  3. AUDIOLOGY training • Academic audiologist: • PhD program, postgraduate applied training • Speech pathologist: MD school, ENT training • 2 years special training in phoniatrics • General medical audiologist: • MD spec ENT: Training: residency 4 years, continous education • Audiogram: technician: on the job • Equipement: calibrated audiometer, chamber • Acoustician • Professional training 3 years

  4. The general ENT AUDIOLOGIST • Hearing tests: PTA & speech audiometry • Counseling of hearing impaired patients • hearing aids  health administration • committee on audiology  QC • no specific structured academic training • future trends, projects: • MD: postgraduate academic training program • technician: structured training in 3 levels • General audiometry • Electrophysiological testing • Pediatric audiometry