Methods and science are the rocks that forensic audiology is built upon.

The research literature and current state of our knowledge in blunt force head and neck injuries, acoustic trauma, blast exposure, community noise exposure, and more have broadened how complaints of audiovestibular injury and disorders are adjudicated. Using state-of-the-art modeling and a dearth of data from thousands of studies has defined the intricacies of the hearing and balance systems, not only at the ear level but also at the brain. When properly applied to the evidence, the methods and science guide the opinions and support the expert's credibility