National Rehabilitation Awareness Week on September, 2024: If I wanted to get a master's in Audiology, what should I undergrad in?

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If I wanted to get a master’s in Audiology, what should I undergrad in?

You need a clinical doctorate in audiology thsese days-aud.D.

Entry Requirements

To enter this career, one must have the ability to relate to patients/clients and their families/care givers about the diagnosis of disability and audiologic rehabilitation plans; explain technology developments and devices that assist children and adults with hearing loss.

During high school, prospective audiologists should consider a program with courses in biology, physics, mathematics, and psychology. On the undergraduate level, a strong arts and sciences focus is recommended, with course work in linguistics, phonetics, psychology, speech and hearing, mathematics, biological sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. A program of study in audiology is not available at the undergraduate level. Typically, students obtain an undergraduate degree in communication sciences which provides introductory course work in audiology. About 75 colleges and universities offer Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) accredited graduate programs in audiology in the United States. Course work includes anatomy and physiology, basic science, math, auditory, balance and normal and abnormal communication development.

Those individuals who have a graduate degree with major emphasis in audiology, are eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) issued by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) of ASHA. Applicants in audiology must earn a doctoral degree, complete the required clinical experience and pass a national exam. In most states, audiologists and speech-language pathologists also must comply with state regulatory (licensure) standards to practice and/or have state education certification. The requirements for state licensure or state education certification are very similar or identical to ASHA's CCC requirements.

Working Conditions

Audiologists typically work in clinical service delivery or educational settings such as, hospitals, residential health facilities, clinics, hearing and speech centers, private practice offices, schools, physician offices, universities and industries with hearing conservation programs. The job does not require physical labor, but does require the ability to relate to patients/clients and their families/care givers about the diagnosis of disability and audiologic rehabilitation plans; explain technology developments and devices that assist children and adults with hearing loss and related disorders; and consult with other professionals and paraprofessionals, the public, and policy makers about the effects of hearing loss, balance disorders and tinnitus on the quality of life and the needs of persons with these disabilities. Most full-time audiologists work 40-50 hours per week and some work part-time. Typically, the audiologists interacts with a broad range of professionals in interdisciplinary teams.

Future Outlook

Audiology is expected to grow faster than average through the year 2012. Because hearing loss is strongly associated with aging, rapid growth in the population age 55 and over will cause the number of persons with hearing impairment to increase markedly. In addition, members of the baby boom generation are now entering middle age, when the possibility of neurological disorders and associated hearing impairments increases. Medical advances are also improving the survival rate of premature infants and trauma and stroke victims, who then need assessment and possible treatment. Many States now require that all newborns be screened for hearing loss and receive appropriate early intervention services.

Employment in educational services will increase along with growth in elementary and secondary school enrollments, including enrollment of special education students. Federal law guarantees special education and related services to all eligible children with disabilities. Greater awareness of the importance of early identification and diagnosis of hearing disorders will also increase employment.

The number of audiologists in private practice will rise due to the increasing demand for direct services to individuals as well as increasing use of contract services by hospitals, schools, and nursing care facilities.

Chances of getting into college? ?

Chances of getting into college? ?

Hey, I don't really know if my guesses are what you are looking for ( I am a senior looking at top 25 schools myself, but my stats are nothing compared to yours), however.

I think (assuming you mean 4.65 also)


Cornell- safety/match (you mean CAS?)

Sloan- match

Harvard- reach

Wharton- match

Stanford- reach (soooo many kids apply)

good luck, also, I don't know if you know about It gives you chances for all types of schools and might give you a better idea from a statistical standpoint

What are President Obama’s views on special education?

What are President Obama's views on special education?

* Fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act so that students

with disabilities will get the public education they have a right to;

* Ensure that all states have the support to adopt comprehensive newborn

screening programs and set a national goal to provide voluntary

re-screening for all two-year-olds – the age at which some conditions,

including autism spectrum disorders, begin to appear;

* Expand Early Head Start to serve more children with disabilities and

spur states, through Obama's Early Learning Challenge Grants, to expand

programs for children with disabilities, such as IDEA Part C, and

integrate these programs with other early childhood programs; and

* Help more students with disabilities attend college by funding

Vocational Rehabilitation programs to provide better counseling and

offering a new, fully refundable $4,000 American Opportunity Tax Credit

to make college more affordable.

Support Students with Disabilities: Obama and Biden will work to ensure the academic success of students with disabilities by increasing funding and effectively enforcing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and by holding schools accountable for providing students with disabilities the services and supports they need to reach their potential. Obama and Biden will also support Early Intervention services for infants and toddlers, and will work to improve college opportunities for high school graduates with disabilities.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement in support of President Obama's proclamation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month:

"President Obama and I recognize the critical role that education plays in empowering the next generation of Americans with disabilities. Through education, we can help people with disabilities build a strong foundation of knowledge and marketable skills with expectations for employment and the ability to give back to others in their communities. Stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act represents an unprecedented investment in students with disabilities and demonstrates the administration’s commitment to helping all Americans achieve success in school and work. We are proud of the many projects underway at the Department of Education to assist children and adults with disabilities in acquiring the tools they need to achieve their dreams," Secretary Duncan said.

To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will feature innovative, employment-based projects and individual success stories on .

In addition, the office will join the Department of Labor, Social Security Administration and other federal agencies for a celebration sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities Oct. 12-13 in Duluth, Minn., highlighting the importance of exposing youth with disabilities to work-based learning and job shadowing opportunities. OSERS staff will be gathering input in coming weeks from parents, educators, students with disabilities and others to inform work on upcoming legislative reauthorizations and issues of importance to students with disabilities.

(October 6, 2009, 2009)

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