What is An Audiology (AuD) Degree?
Audiology is about the identification, assessment, and treatment of problems and diseases that cause hearing problems, balance problems, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). With a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from an accredited institution, and a license, you’ll be prepared to test patients’ hearing using audiometers and computers for help in determining the causes of various hearing anomalies and balance problems, and then fit patients for hearing aids or cochlear implants. You may work in consultation with an Otolaryngologist (ENT—ear, nose, and throat doctor) and counsel patients on how to prevent hearing loss and adjust to the hearing loss they already have.
In the AuD degree program in Audiology you’ll take courses in subjects like audiology, anatomy and physiology of the auditory-vestibular system, embryology and genetic conditions, cerumen management, speech perception, amplification, treatment of tinnitus, hyperacusis & misophonia, and others. You’ll experience numerous clinical rotations, and you’ll have a significant clinical experience toward the end of the program.