Graduate Catalog

Au.D. in Audiology

Overview

Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Program Director

Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 2217

The Clinical Doctoral Degree (AuD) education program in Audiology at Gallaudet University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The Au.D. program is designed to produce audiologists who are able to function independently in all diagnostic and rehabilitative settings, serving individuals of all ages, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program offers an intensive, broadly based academic curriculum together with an integrated sequential clinical experience that starts in the first semester, culminating in the final year with a full-time immersive externship experience. The curriculum was developed in accordance with the recommendations and guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA).

In addition to providing a strong academic and clinical experience, the Gallaudet University Au.D. program has the unique charge of training audiologists who are proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and are knowledgeable of Deaf Culture, and who have particular expertise in serving members of the Deaf community.

Academic and clinical instruction and coordination are led by 9 full-time faculty and clinical educators, with additional contributions from faculty members of the M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology and the Ph.D. program in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, as well as faculty from other Gallaudet University departments. In addition, Gallaudet University's Au.D. program benefits from having outstanding adjunct faculty, as well as high-quality clinical placements and internship preceptors in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the Au.D. in Audiology must complete the application process and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information and a checklist of application requirements.
 

DEADLINE DATE
Last Date for Consideration of Application: February 1

Program Specific Requirements

 

GRE (suspended for 2021 admissions cycle)

Three Letters of reference

Interview

Recommended Undergraduate Major

Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology or related discipline

Communication Sciences/Disorders

Prerequisite Coursework

Physical Science (3 hrs)

Biology (3 hrs)

Statistics/Math (3 hrs)

Behavioral/Social Science (6 hrs)

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech/Hearing Mechanisms

Phonetics/Phonology

Speech Science/Acoustics

Normal Language Development

Intro to Audiology

Accreditation

The Clinical Doctoral Degree (AuD) education program in Audiology at Gallaudet University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Plan of Study

Year I - Summer session (10+3 PST Credits)

HSL 807Research Methodology in Audiology

2

HSL 815Principles of Acoustic Perception

3

HSL 817Anatomy & Physiology of theAuditory & Vestibular System

3

HSL 831Foundations of Clinical Audiology

1

HSL 871Clinical Lab: Hearing Evaluation

1

PST American Sign Language

3

Year I - Fall semester (16+3 PST Credits)

HSL 800Multicultural Issues

1

HSL 809Introduction to Research in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences

1

HSL 814Instrumentation Lab

1

HSL 819Neural Bases of Hearing, Speech, and Language

3

HSL 822Auditory (Re)habilitation Across the Lifespan I

2

HSL 828Clinical Applications of Sign Communication I

1-2

HSL 832Diagnostic Audiology

3

HSL 842Amplification I

2

HSL 872Clinical Practicum: Introduction

1-2

PST American Sign Language

3

Candidacy Examination

Year I - Spring semester (16+3 PST Credits)

HSL 820Counseling in Audiology

1

HSL 829Clinical Applications of Sign Communication II

1

HSL 833Pediatric Audiology

3

HSL 835Clinical Auditory Electrophysiology

2

HSL 837Vestibular Studies I

2

HSL 843Amplification II

2

HSL 847Cochlear Implants I

1

HSL 870Hearing, Speech, and Language Science Research Lab

1

HSL 873Clinical Practicum-Advanced

2

HSL 874Clinical Practicum-Specialty Areas

1

PST American Sign Language

3

Year II - Summer session (9 Credits)

HSL 823Auditory (Re)habilitation Across the Lifespan II

2

HSL 838Vestibular Studies II

1

HSL 844Amplification III

1

HSL 848Cochlear Implants II

2

HSL 870Hearing, Speech, and Language Science Research Lab

1

HSL 877Internship in Audiology

2-6

Year II - Fall semester (11-12 Credits)

HSL 836Advanced Auditory Electrophysiology

1

HSL 845Communication Technology

1

HSL 860Seminar in Medical Audiology

2

HSL 870Hearing, Speech, and Language Science Research Lab

1

HSL 874Clinical Practicum-Specialty Areas

1

HSL 877Internship in Audiology

2-6

Elective

2-3

Comprehensive Exam (Oral and MC)

Year II - Spring semester (14-15 Credits)

HSL 851Central Auditory Processing Disorders -- Evaluation and Remediation

3

HSL 853Community and Industrial Audiology

2

HSL 854Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

1

HSL 865Professional Issues

1

HSL 870Hearing, Speech, and Language Science Research Lab

1

HSL 875Clinical Supervision

1

HSL 877Internship in Audiology

2-6

Elective

2-3

Year III - Summer Session (6 Credits)

HSL 858Introduction to Practice Management

1

HSL 879Externship

1-6

Year III - Fall semester (6 Credits)

HSL 859Private Practice Development/Clinic Management II

2

HSL 879Externship

1-6

Year III - Spring semester (6 Credits)

HSL 869Current Topics in Audiology

1-2

HSL 879Externship

1-6

Year IV - Summer session (1 Credit)

HSL 879Externship

1-6

Additional Requirements:

  • Students must take a minimum of two elective courses, totaling 5-6 credits, following the first semester of the program.
  • Students must successfully complete candidacy exams.
  • Students must successfully complete comprehensive exams.
  • Students must compile a research experience portfolio, gathered through 4 semesters of HSL870: Hearing Speech Language Research Lab enrollment.
  • Students must successfully complete ASL III.
  • Students must accrue 1820 clinical clock hours; 1520 hours must come from direct client contact.

    Program Outcomes

    1. Graduates of the Au.D. Program should be able to communicate in a professional, culturally sensitive, and effective manner; via spoken, written, and sign languages; in advocacy, consultation, education, and administration.

    2. Graduates of the Au.D. Program should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate programs for the prevention and identification of auditory and vestibular disorders.

    3. Graduates of the Au.D. Program should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate assessments of individuals with suspected disorders of auditory, balance, communication, and related systems.

    4. Graduates of the Au.D. Program should be able to plan, perform, and evaluate intervention of individuals with suspected disorders of auditory, balance, communication, and related systems.

    5. Graduates of the Au.D. Program should be able to conduct clinically relevant research to support evidence-based audiological practice, including evaluation and interpretation of the current literature and planning and executing a hypothesis-driven study.

    Subject:

    Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences