237600000X Taxonomy Code - Audiologist-Hearing Aid Fitter

Code

237600000X

ClassificationAudiologist-Hearing Aid Fitter
GroupingSpeech, Language and Hearing Service Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionAn audiologist/hearing aid fitter is the professional who specializes in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss, conducts a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of an individual's hearing problem, presents a variety of treatment options to patients, dispenses and fits hearing aids, administers tests of balance to evaluate dizziness and provides hearing rehabilitation training. This classification should be used where individuals are licensed as audiologist-hearing aid fitters as opposed to states that license individuals as audiologists.
NotesSource: American Academy of Audiology, 1735 N. Lynn St, Suite 950, Arlington VA 22209, (800)AAA-2336)
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 22.1 - January 2021

The code 237600000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for audiologist-hearing aid fitter grouped under speech, language and hearing service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 8,320 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is audiologist-hearing aid fitter of which 4,127 are registered as females, 1,136 registered as males and 3,057 are organizations.

237600000X 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.



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