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2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
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AUD 825 - Educational Audiology

8 weeks/2 credit hours

Educational audiology has become recognized as a specialty area in our profession, since the responsibilities of an educational audiologist differ significantly from those of a clinical audiologist. Like the clinical audiologist, the educational audiologist must be familiar with terminology and concepts related to the screening, diagnosis and remediation of hearing loss. Unlike the clinical audiologist, however, the educational audiologist must be prepared to deal with overwhelming numbers of children with diverse needs, usually with insufficient support, equipment, money and staff to deal with those needs. Legislative mandates have increased the need for educational audiology services in the schools, but the number of educational audiologists is still not sufficient to provide the level of services our children deserve. Increasingly, audiologists are being approached to provide contractual services to local school districts. At the conclusion of this course you will have a better understanding of the role of the educational audiologist and perhaps be interested in considering educational audiology as a component of your practice.