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Audiologists are health care professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages.
The audiology degree at Grand Valley is a clinically focused, professional degree, allowing students greater application of knowledge upon graduation than other research-based programs. Students will be prepared to sit for the national examination and to qualify for state licensure upon completion of the program.
The audiology program is a three-year (nine consecutive semesters) postbaccalaureate program leading to a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree. This is the entry-level degree for the practice of audiology. Without the audiology degree, an individual cannot be licensed or certified to practice.
Why Study Audiology at Grand Valley?
- The program is an accelerated three-year curriculum, so students graduate faster and begin practicing sooner. There is no list of prerequisites, so applicants from any major can apply.
- The program will provide the knowledge base, clinical skills, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as nurture compassion for success as an audiologist. Specialized courses in pharmacology, tinnitus, and radiographic imaging distinguish our program from others.
- Students work every semester in clinical placements with diverse populations and practice settings.
- All students pay resident tuition rates (no out-of-state tuition).
- The U.S. Department of Labor projects audiologist employment will grow 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than average for all occupations. The median salary for certified audiologists with one to three years of experience is more than $65,000 per year. Doctorate or administrative positions typically earn more than $100,000 per year.