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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
American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)
American Board of Audiology
American Journal of Audiology
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
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 Video
Audiologist Career Profile
Audiologist Interview
Audiologist Occupational Outlook
Audiology Facts at a Glance
Audiology Graduate Programs
Audiology Resource Links
Audiology Today
Become an Audiologist
Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA)
Careers in Audiology
Careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Videos
Finding Financial Aid
How to Choose an Au.D. Program
Internet Resources in Speech Pathology
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
Learn About Speech-Language Pathology
Lions Clubs Hearing Programs
Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association; Career Resources
Massachusetts State Licensure for Speech-Language Pathologists
Master of Science Program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders Delivered Online by New York University
MGH Institute of Health Professions Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program Information Webinar Recording
Military Audiology Association (MAA) Useful Links; MAA Careers
Murray State University Communication Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Program
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
Planning Your Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Portland State University Speech and Hearing Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Program
Prerequisites and Coursework
Prospective Au.D. Students
So You Want to Be a Speech-Language Pathologist Video
Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Careers in Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Speech-Language Pathologist Career Overview
Speech-Language Pathologist Career Profile
Speech-Language Pathologist Careers
Speech-Language Pathologist Interview
Speech-Language Pathologist Interview Two
Speech-Language Pathologist Job Profile
Speech-Language Pathologist Occupational Outlook
Speech-Language Pathologists
Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Fact Sheet
State Licensure Requirements and Contact Information
State Speech-Language-Hearing Associations
Student Academy of Audiology; Jobs and Externships
Technical Training Programs for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
The Hearing Journal
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Programin Audiology and Communication Sciences Short-Term Research Training Program for Au.D. Students
What Do Audiologists Do?
What Do Speech-Language Pathologists Do?
What Is an Audiologist and What Do They Do?
Worcester State University Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program



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.
Audiology Program Ranking
Doctoral Programs in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology Program Ranking

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.

Admission Exam



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.