|Grouping||Speech, Language and Hearing Service Providers|
|Level||Level II - Classification|
|Definition||(1) A specialist in evaluation, habilitation and rehabilitation of those whose communication disorders center in whole or in part in hearing function. Audiologists are autonomous professionals who identify, assess, and manage disorders of the auditory, balance and other neural systems. Audiologists provide audiological (aural) rehabilitation to children and adults across the entire age span. Audiologists select, fit and dispense amplification systems such as hearing aids and related devices. (2) An audiologist is a person qualified by a master's degree in audiology, licensed by the state, where applicable, and practicing within the scope of that license. Audiologists evaluate and treat patients with impaired hearing. They plan, direct and conduct rehabilitative programs with audiotry substitutional devises (hearing aids) and other therapy.|
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|64 - Audiologist|
|Notes||Source: (1) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, (1996, Spring) Scope of practice in Audiology, p. 2|
|Version||NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021|
The code 231H00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for audiologist grouped under speech, language and hearing service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 24,746 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is audiologist of which 17,290 are registered as females, 3,337 registered as males and 4,119 are organizations.
231H00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.
Audiologist Health Care Providers by State
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