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With an emphasis on best practices and applying research, the integrated classroom and clinical education in Pitt's Audiology program is like no other. Choose to participate in research projects mentored by expert faculty and benefit from a coordinator to guide your externship search. The Audiology curriculum offers you extensive hands-on experiences with a focus on:

  • Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in hearing and balance across the lifespan
  • Interdisciplinary assessment and practice
  • Rehabilitation/management of hearing and balance disorders
  • Critical consumption of research

Program Director

Dr. Catherine Palmer, program director, has championed life-changing interventions in audiology for patients of all ages. View how she’s changing every day health care practices to help patients get better, faster through the video below. Palmer recently served as president of the American Academy of Audiology and is currently the director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center including the UPMC Children's Hospital.

Audiology Courses

Entry-level students (with a baccalaureate degree in communication science and disorders) will complete four years of study, meeting all requirements for degree and state licensure—as well as all clinical practicum requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Learn more about the clinical component of the curriculum.

Comprehensive Examination I
Comprehensive Examination II
Research Project