Bloomsburg University's Clinical Doctorate of Audiology is a four-year program placing major emphasis on clinical training and the practical application of research, theory, and technology into clinical practice.
Students in the doctoral audiology program will have the opportunity to be involved in clinical research projects with the department faculty, as well as conduct their own research under the guidance of the faculty. Student research grants are available through BU and National Organizations (AAA, ASHA). Students are encouraged to present their research at State and National meetings.
Practicum opportunities are available through BU's on-campus Audiology Clinic in Centennial Hall and contracted services the clinic provides to local public schools, hospitals, private practice and industry. Affiliations are also in place with more than 80 hospitals, clinics, public schools and private practice settings.
Hearing Aid Clinic In-house clinic:
- Hearing Aid Clinic — Selection, verification and orientation of analog and digital technology across the life span
- Hospital Clinic — Newborn hearing screening, occupational medicine and in and out patient services
- Aural Rehabilitation — Infant habilitation and counseling with a parent-centered focus, school-age evaluation for assistive devices and amplification, geriatric rehabilitation
- Electrophysiology Clinic Diagnostic Testing — otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials, visual evoked, somatosensory evoked, stacked auditory evoked potential, electrocochleography, steady state evoked potential
- Tinnitus Clinic — Diagnostic and rehabilitative services, auditory maskers, counseling, and tinnitus retraining therapy
- Vestibular/Balance Clinic — Diagnostic and rehabilitative services, electromystagmography rotational chair, dynamic computerized posturography vestibular myogenic evoked potentials. School age-Central Auditory Processing Disorders, assistive-device, auditory trainers, cochlear implants
Licensure and Certification
Bloomsburg University is approved to offer programs that lead to certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensure in Pennsylvania. BU’s Doctorate in Audiology program is designed to prepare you for the national exam required for certification and leads to eligibility for audiology licensure in Pennsylvania. BU cannot confirm that this program meets the requirements for licensure in other states. Other states’ requirements may be viewed at the ASHA website. Because requirements differ by state, applicants should verify requirements for their state(s) of interest prior to applying to this program. Note that state requirements are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please visit https://bloomu.edu/state-authorization and https://www.asha.org/ for more details.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Admissions Committee accepts graduate students based on the evaluation of an applicant’s ability and readiness for graduate work. The committee may conditionally accept a limited number of undergraduate students enrolled in Bloomsburg University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program who meet the strict criteria established by the Department. The specific conditional acceptance policy is here.