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Audiology

Description

A Doctor of Audiology specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of hearing and balance disorders from birth through adulthood. They conduct a wide variety of tests to determine the nature of the patient's hearing or balance problem, and interpret the results of the tests to recommend a course of treatment. They can recommend, fit, and dispense hearing devices, as well as provide fitting and tuning of cochlear and middle ear implants.

Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA)
Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearing; Student Center
American Academy of Audiology; Student Information
American Journal of Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); Academic Programs Information; Career Information; Publications; Student Section
Au.D. Programs
Audiologist Career Guide
Audiologist: Career Information
Audiologist Career Interview
Audiologist Career Overview
Audiologist Career Overview YouTube Video
Audiologist Career Profile
Audiologist Occupational Outlook
Audiology Facts at a Glance
AudiologyOnline
Audiology Programs Across the USA
Audiology Resource Links
Audiology Today
Become an Audiologist
Careers in Audiology
English Audiology Programs in Canada
Finding Financial Aid
The Hearing Journal
How to Choose an Au.D. Program
Job Search Resources
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
Military Audiology Association (MAA)
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
Prerequisites and Coursework
Prospective Au.D. Students
Speech-Language Pathologist Career Profile
Speech-Language Pathologist Occupational Outlook
State-by-State Licensing Information

Degree

Au.D.

Program Length

4 years

Professional Schools' Organization

There is no Professional Schools' Organization, but links to schools and general information are available at the Audiology Foundation of America website.
Doctoral Programs in Audiology

Application Service

No centralized service.

Academic Admission Requirements

Required courses vary somewhat, but the following list reflects most schools' requirements: Three courses in Chemistry, (with lab), Humanities, and Social Sciences; two courses in Biology, Math, Physics (with lab), English and Foreign Language; and one course in Communication, Statistics, and Psychology.
Prerequisites

Admission Exam

GRE
DAT
OAT
MCAT

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCES

Students must complete the minimum academic and clinical requirements for professional certification issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Recommendation Letters

Schools generally require 2-3 individual letters of recommendation.