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How do I Choose the Best Audiology University?

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  • Written By: Carol Francois
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  • Last Modified Date: 26 June 2018
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There are four items to consider when choosing the best audiology university: graduate programs, admissions requirements, accreditation, and faculty. An audiology university is usually organized within the faculty of medicine and focuses on hearing and related issues. An audiologist is someone who has a master's or doctoral degree in audiology. This training allows them to diagnose, treat, and test for hearing and balance issues.

Deciding on the best audiology university is a difficult process, as this is a very specialized program available only in a limited number of schools. Look at the area of focus for the different schools. Some schools offer two streams: clinical or practical. Clinical audiologists are research focused and practical audiologists are patient centric. Think about where your interests and skills lie, and select the area of focus that has the greatest appeal for you. People who are not naturally outgoing, but are more introverted, often find that research holds a great appeal.

In order to qualify for admission to an audiology university, a combination of high marks in an undergraduate degree and letters of recommendation are required. Audiology is a specialist program at the graduate level. As a result, these programs have limited enrollments. Schools that offer an audiology university program have invested significant resources and funds into creating audiology research facilities and patient clinics.

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If you are looking at the best audiology university in the country or state, only students with the very best combination of marks and letters of recommendation are offered admissions. If you don't have the very best marks in your class, think about applying to schools that offer programs you are interested in. There is little value in being the worst student in the best school. Look for an institution that will challenge you, but also allow you to experience success.

When looking for an audiology university, check the accreditation status of the school. An accredited school has been reviewed by an independent third party. Courses from an accredited school can be transferred to other post-secondary institutions, which is very important due to the small number of schools with this program. Accredited schools are able to offer students access to government student aid programs.

Most audiology universities provide the biographies of their faculty or course instructors on their website. The information provided typically includes the academic credentials, research focus, publications, and any awards they have received. Take a close look at the recent publications from the different schools. Determine the primary area of research for the instructors and think about which school can provide the best fit for you.

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