Degree Requirements

The Au.D. curriculum is a continuous 48-month post-baccalaureate course of study designed to integrate classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. All students will attend full-time and take the same courses in appropriate sequence. The emphasis of the program is on the principles and practices underlying evaluation, treatment, and provision of hearing care services.

For progression and graduation, students must meet the following degree requirements:

  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0
  • Complete a minimum of 120 semester credits
  • Accrue 2000 clock hours of clinical experience
  • Meet the requirements for Ohio licensure in Audiology
  • Pass academic and clinical competency-based examinations
  • Complete the following required courses:
Course Number Course Title Credits
701 Basic and Applied Physiologic Acoustics in Audiology 4
702 Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory and Vestibular Systems 3
703 Acoustic Phonetics 3
704 Critical Analysis of Research in Audiology I 2
741 Directed Observation in Audiology I 1
705 Auditory Disorders 2
706 Anatomy and Physiology Underlying Neuro-Otology 4
707 Psychoacoustics 3
708 Critical Analysis of Research in Audiology II 2
742 Directed Observation in Audiology II 1
709 Audiololgic Assessment 3
710 Industrial and Community Noise 3
743 Clerkship I 1
711 Speech-Language Pathology for the Audiologist 3
712 Diagnosis of Auditory Disorders 3
713 Hearing Aid Technology 4
714 Gerontological Issues in Audiology 3
744 Clerkship II 1
715 Central Auditory Processing: Evaluation and Management 3
716 Adult Hearing Aid Fitting and Selection 3
717 Pediatric Audiology 3
718 Cochlear Implants 2
745 Internship I 2
719 Counseling in Audiology 3
720 Pediatric Amplification 3
746 Internship II 2
721 Evaluation and Management of Balance Disorders 3
722 Audiologic Management of the School-Aged Child 3
723 Audiologic Treatment of Adults 3
724 History of Audiology 1
747 Graduate Audiololgist I 3
725 Medical Management of Auditory Disorders 2
726 Electrophysiological Techniques in Audiology 3
727 Cultural Issues in Deafness 2
728 Seminar in Audiology 2
748 Graduate Audiologist II 3
729 Research Project in Audiology 3
730 Practice Management in Audiology 4
749 Graduate Audiologist III 8
750 Graduate Audiologist IV 8
731 Clinical Seminar in Audiology 1
751 Graduate Audiologist V 3

 

Course Descriptions

701 BASIC AND APPLIED PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS FOR AUDIOLOGY 4 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of physical

acoustics, basic electricity and electronics, as well as principles, methodology, calibration and

maintenance of audiology equipment (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

702 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE PERIPHERAL AUDITORY AND

VESTIBULAR SYSTEMS 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. A study of the anatomy,

biophysics, and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems.

 

703 ACOUSTIC PHONETICS 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of the

acoustics, measurement, and nomenclature of speech sounds and theoretical and acoustic

bases of speech perception (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

704 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH IN AUDIOLOGY I 4 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. General introduction

to the research process with an emphasis on acquiring a reading knowledge of research and

an ability to evaluate research.

 

705 AUDITORY DISORDERS 2 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission. Study of conditions/diseases that

can affect the auditory system.

 

706 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY UNDERLYING NEURO-OTOLOGY 4 credits

Prerequisite: 702. An in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the central auditory and

vestibular nervous systems (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

707 PSYCHOACOUSTICS 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of the principles,

procedures, and research of psychoacoustics: the relationships between the physical

dimensions of auditory stimuli and the resultant perceptual experience with normal and

impaired hearing.

 

708 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH II 2 credits

Prerequisite: 704. Development of a reading knowledge of research and the ability to evaluate the quality of research studies.

 

709 AUDIOLOGIC ASSESSMENT 3 credits

Prerequisite: 705, 743. Theoretical basis for tests underlying basic audiologic assessments.

 

710 INDUSTRIAL AND COMMUNITY NOISE 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Theoretical principles of noise measurement; etiology of noise-induced hearing loss and acoustic trauma; industrial hearing conservation program, Occupational Health and Safety Act; community and recreational noise evaluation and management.

 

711 SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY FOR THE AUDIOLOGIST 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Examination of normal and abnormal aspects of speech and language including their impact on auditory function and testing.

 

712 DIAGNOSIS OF AUDITORY DISORDERS 3 credits

Prerequisite: 709. Underlying theory and principles of administration and interpretation of site-of- lesion tests.

 

713 HEARING AID TECHNOLOGY 4 credits

Prerequisite: 701. Study of amplification systems for the hearing impaired.

 

714 GERONTOLOGICAL ISSUES IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Physiological, psychological, and sociological theories of aging with a focus on the etiology, symptomatology, assessment, and rehabilitation of older adults with hearing impairments.

 

715 CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING: EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT 2 credits

Prerequisites: 705 and 706. Study of audiologic evaluation and habilitation/rehabilitation procedures for people having central auditory disabilities.

 

716 ADULT HEARING AID FITTING AND SELECTION 3 credits

Prerequisite: 713. Examination of the theory and practice of fitting hearing aids. Emphasis on special clinical procedures, research needs, and evolving technology in hearing instruments (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

717 PEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: 709. Study of audiologic diagnostic and auditory habilitative protocols for the birth to 3 population. Both assessment and management strategies will be emphasized.

 

718 COCHLEAR IMPLANTS 2 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of cochlear implants in children and adults including equipment, candidacy, mapping, and overview of (re)habilitation.

 

719 COUNSELING IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Focus on interviewing, counseling, and interacting with individuals with hearing impairments, their families, and significant others.

 

720 PEDIATRIC AMPLIFICATION 3 credits

Prerequisites: 713, 716, 717. The focus of study is on amplification systems and fitting techniques for the pediatric population.

 

721 EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF BALANCE DISORDERS 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of the balance mechanism; differential diagnostic assessment of balance disorders including electronystagmography, posturography and rotational testing; rehabilitation of the balance disordered patient (includes 1 credit hour lab).

 

722 AUDIOLOGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE SCHOOL-AGED CHILD 3 credits

Prerequisite: 717. Focus on educational audiology. Features delivery of audiologic services designed to access the school environment for children ages 4-21.

 

723 AUDIOLOGIC REHABILITATION OF ADULTS 3 credits

Prerequisite: 716. Study of current methodologies employed in the audiologic rehabilitation of adults with hearing impairments. Implementation of remedial strategies is emphasized.

 

724 HISTORY OF AUDIOLOGY 1 credit

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. An examination the history of deafness/hearing impairment and the profession of audiology.

 

725 MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF AUDITORY DISORDERS 2 credits

Prerequisite: 712. A study of the multidisciplinary approach to medical/surgical management of patients with auditory and vestibular disorders.

 

726 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: 706. Study of evoked responses used in diagnostic audiology, including ABR, MLR, ECochG, ENOG, ALR, P300, VER, and SSER.

 

727 MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN DEAFNESS 2 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. An introduction to Deaf Culture and the audiologist’s roles and responsibilities in planning treatment with members of the deaf community.

 

728 SEMINAR IN AUDIOLOGY 2 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Selected current topics in audiology with emphasis on review of current literature. Course may be repeated up to six credits.

 

729 RESEARCH PROJECT IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission. Completion of a Doctoral

Research Project including data collection, analysis, write-up, and oral presentation.

 

730 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT IN AUDIOLOGY 3 credits

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Study of issues which impact the management of audiological practices, including establishing a private practice, reimbursement, marketing, record keeping and professional liability.

 

731 FOURTH YEAR SEMINAR 1 credit

Prerequisite: Admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Corequisite: 749 or 750 or permission of instructor. In depth consideration of topics/issues in the practice of audiology with emphasis upon issues related to clinical rotation issues. Repeatable up to six credits.

 

732 AUDIOLOGIC TREATMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 4 credit

Study of current methodologies employed in the audiologic treatment of people with hearing loss across the lifespan. Implementation of remedial strategies is emphasized.

 

734 PRINCIPLES OF PRECEPTING 1 credit

Prerequisite: 748. Examination of the concepts and practices essential to the preceptor role. Emphasis oon professional standards, adult learning theories, communication styles, ethical principles, and multiple roles of a preceptor (educator, role model, mentor, facilitator, and evaluator).

 

741 DIRECTED OBSERVATION IN AUDIOLOGY I 1 credit

Prerequisite: admission to the Au.D. program or permission of instructor. Introduction to clinical practicum in Audiology. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are required. Repeatable up to six credits.

 

742 DIRECTED OBSERVATION IN AUDIOLOGY II 1 credit

Prerequisite: 741. Introduction to clinical practicum in Audiology. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are required. Repeatable up to six credits.

 

743 CLERKSHIP I 1 credit

Corequisite: 709. Clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform discrete tasks under supervision. Repeatable for up to 6 credits.

 

744 CLERKSHIP II 1 credit

Prerequisite: 743. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology during which students will perform discrete clinical tasks while under supervision. Repeatable for up to 6 credits.

 

745 INTERNSHIP IN AUDIOLOGY I 2 credits

Prerequisite: 744 and permission. Supervised practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of basic audiologic procedures, including hearing aid management. Repeatable up to eight credits.

 

746 INTERNSHIP IN AUDIOLOGY II 2 credits

Prerequisites: 745 and permission. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of diagnostic audiology, hearing aids, and audiologic rehabilitation procedures. Repeatable up to eight credits.

 

747 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST I 3 credits

Prerequisites: 746. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology which encompasses audiologic assessments and audiologic rehabilitation. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.

 

748 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST II 3 credits

Prerequisites: 747 and permission. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of audiologic procedures, audiologic rehabilitation, and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.

 

749 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST III 6 credits

Prerequisites: 748, and permission. Corequisite: 731. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of audiologic assessment procedures, audiologist rehabilitation, and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Repeatable up to 24 credits.

 

750 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST IV 8 credits

Prerequisites: 749 and successful completion of the PRAXIS Examination. Corequisite: 731. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of audiologic assessment procedures, audiologic rehabilitation, and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Repeatable up to 24 credits.

 

751 GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST V 8 credits

Prerequisites: 750 and permission. Corequisite: 731. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of audiologic assessment procedures, audiologic rehabilitation, and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Repeatable up to 24 credits.

 

752 CLERKSHIP I 1 credit

Prerequisites: Admission to the Doctor of Audiology program or permission of instructor. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are required (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

753 CLERKSHIP II 1 credit

Prerequisite: 741. Directed observation of clinical practice including audiologic diagnosis and audiologic rehabilitation are required (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

754 INTERNSHIP I 1 credit

Corequisite: 709 or permission. Clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform discrete tasks under supervision (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

755 INTERNSHIP II 1 credit

Prerequisite: 743. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology during which students perform discrete tasks under supervision (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

756 INTERNSHIP III 2 credits

Prerequisite: 744 and permission. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of basic audiologic procedures, including hearing aid management (repeatable for up to 6 credits).

 

757 INTERNSHIP IV 2 credits

Prerequisites: 745 and permission. Supervised clinical practicum in audiology requiring the independent performance of diagnostic audiology, hearing aids, and audiologic rehabilitation procedures (repeatalbe for up to 8 credits).

 

758 IMPLANTABLE TECHNOLOGY 2 credits Prerequisites: Admission to the Au.D. or permission. Study of cochlear implants in children andadults, including equipment, candidacy, mapping, and an overview of (re)habilitation.

 

760 HEARING AID FITTING AND SELECTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 4 credits

Prerequisite: 713. Examination of the theory and practice of fitting hearing aids across the lifespan. Emphasis on special clinical procedures, research needs, and evolving technology in hearing instruments.

 

761 ADVANCED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC AND VESTIBULAR MEASURES 4 credits

Prerequisites: 721 and 726. Advanced considerations in balance function assessment and management and in the study of evoked responses used in diagnostic audiology.

899 DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT/RESIDENCY 1-8 credits

(May be repeated up to 8 credits) Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Doctor of Audiology program and permission of instructor. Continuous enrollment course to maintain status in Au.D. program.