The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery, Inc. states: dispensing of hearing aids, hearing assisted devices and other hearing rehabilitation devices is within the scope of practice for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. recognizes that after general surgical training an otolaryngology resident spends four years being educated and trained in the head and neck region.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that the following tests or evaluation tools are medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation or therapy of certain persons with suspected balance or dizziness disorder
Hearing loss and balance disorders are medical conditions. Only licensed physicians with a medical school degree and medical training (MD or DO) may diagnose and direct the management of diseases and medical disorders.