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Career Overview:

  • An audiologist is a clinical professional who helps patients to preserve and enhance one of the most fragile and valuable of human senses: hearing. By detecting ear pathology and treating hearing and vestibular-related disorders, audiologists help patients to succeed in school and work, as well as to get the most out of their daily interactions with others.
  • Audiologists are clinical experts in the anatomical structures of the ear. These spaces contain numerous essential components, including the cochlea (critical for hearing) and the vestibular system (which aids in balance and spatial orientation.) Illness, injury or repeated acoustic stress due to loud noise can damage these delicate organs.
  • Audiologists can perform a variety of diagnostic tests to discover the nature and extent of the damage, in addition to pinpointing the underlying cause.
  • In addition to diagnosing and treating disorders of hearing and balance, audiologists serve an important public health function by conducting hearing screenings at schools, workplaces and community agencies. Audiologists also work to educate teachers, employers and the public on strategies to prevent and detect hearing loss.

Audiology School Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Three letters of academic recommendation from professors and/ or supervisors (must use the NSU Audiology Department evaluation form).
  • Completed application form along with $50, nonrefundable application fee.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report taken within five years of the date of application.

NSU Audiology Program:

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Fort Lauderdale, FL program is a four-year clinical professional doctoral program. In addition to completing a rigorous academic curriculum, students complete clinical experiences in a variety of settings. The final year of the program is a clinical externship.


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