This major is a program that prepares individuals to diagnose and treat hearing loss and other disorders involving the ear, advise patients on means to use their remaining hearing, and select and fit hearing aids and other devices.
Includes instruction in acoustics, anatomy and physiology of hearing, hearing measurement, auditory pathology, middle and inner ear analysis, rehabilitation therapies and assistive technologies, and pediatric and other special applications.
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- What can you do with a major/degree in Audiology/Audiologist Major?
As an Audiologist, it is your job to assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.
Job opportunities for audiologists are very likely in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a thirteen percent (13%) growth 2019-2029.
Audiologists need a doctoral degree and must be licensed in all states. Requirements for licensure vary by state. The doctoral degree in audiology (Au.D.) is a graduate program that typically takes 4 years to complete. A bachelor’s degree in any field is needed to enter one of these programs.
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