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Audiology

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-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 middle and inner 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 the inner and middle ear, 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.

Full Audiology profile

Audio School Requirements:

  • 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

Audio School Programs:

  • Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
  • Audiologist’s Assistant Program
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