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What do audiologists do?

Audiologist typically do the following:

  • Examine patients who have hearing, balance, or related ear problems
  • Provide treatment for tinnitus, a condition that causes ringing in the ear
  • Fit and dispense hearing aids
  • Counsel patients and their families on ways to listen and communicate, such as by lip reading or through technology
  • Evaluate patients regularly to check on hearing and balance and to continue or change the treatment plan
  • Research the causes and treatment of hearing and balance disorders

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pre-Audiology Requirements

Prerequisites and Application: Student Academy of Audiology Information Packet

Entrance Exam: Graduation Record Examination (GRE)

Audiology Education

Degree: Doctoral degree in Audiology (Au.D.)

Years of Study: Typically takes 4 years to complete.

Graduate coursework includes anatomy, physiology, physics, genetics, normal and abnormal communication development, diagnosis and treatment, pharmacology, and ethics. Programs also include supervised clinical practice.

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Last Updated: 8/18/16