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.