A program with a blend of academic, clinical and research experiences

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.) Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) English as a Second Language Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring

A program with a blend of academic, clinical and research experiences


Audiology Rotational Chair

Department Contacts

Chairperson, Clinical Director
  Jorge Gonzalez | 570-389-5370
Department Secretary
  GayAnne Spezialetti | 570-389-5381
Clinic Secretary
  Billie Botsford | 570-389-5384

Audiology and Speech Pathology
338 Centennial Hall
Phone: 570-389-5381
Fax: 570-389-2035

Offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education in audiology and speech-language pathology, Bloomsburg University’s Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology prepares students for some of the most sought-after careers in a growing competitive global job market. In addition, all three programs give students access to highly accredited faculty, on-site clinical practice and advanced research opportunities — in accreditation with American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) through September 2020.

Career Focus: Your future outlook

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), job growth for audiology is expected to grow by 37 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Excellent job opportunities in speech-language pathology are expected to grow by 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

State-of-the-Art Technology: A question of balance

BU's Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is home to a rotational chair, one of about a dozen in the U.S. outside of the military. The chair, used to test inner ear function and balance, is located in a completely darkened chamber. While the instrument may seem esoteric (a full balance test takes about four hours) it's proven to be a godsend for community members with balance problems. Jorge Gonzalez, Ph.D., associate professor of audiology, estimates that he's seen about 200 patients for balance issues through the university's associated Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic.