Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 

Program Overview

Curriculum Guide (Graduate Bulletin)

The University of Akron and Kent State University, in affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, have united to provide a professional Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree program through the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC).

NOAC merges the strong assets of two university programs that focus on the scientific and clinical bases of audiology with the Cleveland Clinic Section of Audiology to provide students with exposure to the breadth and depth of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology. We are dedicated to providing World Class Education in Audiology.

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Virtual Visitation Day - November 2024 - Date and Time TBA

Students interested in learning more about the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC) are invited to attend our Fall Virtual Open House. Guests are invited to join the NOAC Program Coordinator, the Kent State University Graduate Audiology Coordinator and the University of Akron Graduate Audiology Coordinator for a brief presentation and Q & A session to answer application related questions. The brief presentation will focus on what makes our NOAC program unique and applicants will have opportunities to ask application specific or admission questions directly to the chairs of the University admissions committees. This session is scheduled in advance of the NOAC Admissions deadline of December 15.

A Microsoft Teams Meeting Link will be posted in the Fall semester in advance of the event

We look forward to meeting you in November!

NOAC Visitation Day - Friday, February 9, 2024

We will be having our next NOAC Visitation day for select applicants on Friday, February 9, 2024. During the visit, applicants will have the opportunity to meet and talk with NOAC faculty and students.

All CSDCAS verified applicants will receive an e-mail invitation to Visitation Day. When you receive the email from the NOAC coordinator (approximately 2 weeks before the event), please follow the instructions regarding reservations.


The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program at the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium, is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Please visit the NOAC website for additional accreditation information, including