Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

We offer the Doctor of Audiology (AuD), a professional degree for an audiologist. Our program is fully accredited and prepares audiologists for a career as independent practitioners skilled in providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and other hearing services through diverse clinical experience.

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The AuD is a four-year graduate degree that focuses on preparing highly qualified specialists in audiology. The AuD program includes education in the basic sciences and disorders as well as practical experience with outstanding clinical training. The AuD curriculum includes courses dealing with the scientific bases of audiology including acoustics and instrumentation, anatomy and physiology of the auditory and nervous systems, and auditory and speech perception. Clinical coursework includes diagnostic audiology, pediatric audiology, central auditory processing disorders, industrial audiology, medical audiology, auditory pathology, auditory evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions, vestibular assessment, amplification and cochlear implants.

Curriculum Plan

A general course of study for the entire AuD program. It is intended as a guide to help student in planning their course of study each semester.

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Practicum Placements

  • Accura Audiology 
  • Aurora Audiology
  • Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center
  • Buffalo Otolaryngology Group
  • Buffalo Veterans Administration 
  • Diversified Hearing and Balance Center
  • Erie I BOCES
  • Hearing Evaluation Services
  • John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • Rochester Hearing & Speech Center
  • Rochester Veterans Administration 
  • St Mary's School for the Deaf
  • SUNY Fredonia 
  • The Summit Center

The AUD program requires three years of academic coursework and clinical practicum.

A competency-based clinical exam is administered after the first year is completed to assure that students have the basic knowledge and skills of audiological assessment and treatment. The fourth year of the program consists of a full-time externship. It is expected that students will accrue more than 2000 hours of clinical practicum during their four years of the program. Students also complete a research project during their second and third years of the program. Students will gain broad clinical experience through training received in our Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, as well as our network of practicum sites located throughout the Western New York area. 

DID YOU KNOW?   The fourth-year, full-time clinical practicum requirement can be completed at an approved training site most anywhere in the country.

Accreditation

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

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