Audiologist vs Medical Doctor

Is an audiologist a medical doctor?

The short answer is no, audiologists are not medical doctors. Audiologists do not have to earn a doctorate degree to practice audiology. All audiologists earn a master’s degree in their field. Some audiologists go on to earn a doctor of audiology degree, which is the equivalent of a PhD, but it is not a medical degree. They are a doctor in the sense that they have a doctorate. But, they do not undergo full medical training.

In addition to their degree, audiologists can earn certificates in their field or specialize in certain areas. For instance, an audiologist who has earned his master’s degree may go on to earn his doctorate and specialize in pediatric audiology.