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Alaska Hearing

Anchorage, Alaska Audiologists

Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center is  Alaska’s premier Anchorage Alaska Audiological, hearing & tinnitus center dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients. Dr. Emily McMahan and her team have earned a reputation of leading in innovative hearing evaluations, diagnostics, and treatments. The Hearing and Tinnitus Center exemplifies these values, offering a wide range of hearing care services to residents of Anchorage, Alaska, Eagle River, Alaska and the surrounding communities. These include complete hearing evaluations, fitting and programming of hearing devices, and tinnitus management. Click any of the menu links and videos on this site for more information, and feel free to schedule an appointment today.

Tips for choosing the right Alaska Audiologist

Tip #1 Alaska Audiology

Look For Professional Credentials

As you research different audiology practices and hearing aid businesses, you’ll find a variety of titles following a provider’s name.

“These titles can be confusing,” says Dr. McMahan, “But it’s important to understand what they represent.”

A Doctor of Audiology earns a doctorate in audiology from an accredited university. The audiologist’s title then becomes Au.D. or Doctor of Audiology. This degree represents the highest level of education an audiologist can receive. Dr. McMahan & Dr. Butler hold this degree. 

You may also see M.S. or M.A. in a provider’s title. Audiologists with these titles have earned a master’s degree in audiology and have completed extensive academic and hands-on training.

A hearing instrument specialist is not an audiologist. They are certified to perform hearing screenings and hearing aid fittings. They are not able to diagnose hearing loss or tinnitus. They also cannot treat tinnitus. 
Credentialing can vary in the Audiology community. Different providers seek certification that aligns with their professional needs. Both Dr. McMahan and Dr. Butler hold their Board Certification in Audiology from the American Board of Audiology. They are also both fellows of the American Academy of Audiology. 
Dr. McMahan also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. 
“Education and training matters,” McMahan concludes. “Don’t settle for a provider who doesn’t have strong credentials. Instead, seek board-certified, licensed audiologists who are best equipped to provide excellent advice, diagnostic training and service.”

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