Audiology Training and Education
Audiologists working in the field may have a master’s degree (M.S), an audiology clinical doctorate (Au.D.), or a doctorate (Ph.D.). In order to practice clinically, an audiologist must maintain clinical certification (CCC-A) through ASHA (American Speech Language Hearing Association), the national organization. In most states, audiologists also must comply with state licensure standards to practice. The current entry level clinical degree is the audiology doctorate (AuD). The AuD graduate degree typically requires 3 years of didactic coursework in an accredited university program, as well as 12 months of a full-time clinical externship with a total of 1800 supervised clinical hours. Finally, graduates must pass a national board certification exam.
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