A lineup of five different types of hearing aids

Thinking About Becoming an Audiologist?

Audiologists are health care professionals who diagnose, treat and help patients manage disorders of the auditory and balance systems. Audiologists also have the opportunity to specialize in pediatrics, geriatrics, balance cochlear implants, and hearing aids, among other issues. Their work setting can be in health care, education, and government agencies. Due to their work environments, Audiologists are typically part of an interprofessional health team to assist patients.

Preparation and Requirements

Pre-Audiology students are expected to establish a strong academic record and participate in activities that better develop their interpersonal skills, their knowledge of the audiology profession, and their leadership abilities. These type of activities often include things such as employment opportunities, Audiologist shadowing, volunteer experiences, organizational memberships, and community service.

Application Process

There are many steps and requirements to apply to audiology school, which might include an entrance exam, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Pay close attention to the instruction manual for the centralized application service and requirements for individual programs. Meet with a Health Professions advisor to make sure you’re on track.

Application Timeline

The application cycle can take up to one year to complete. Timeline planning will vary for each individual. Think about your ideal timeline: when do you plan to start audiology school? We recommend you meet with a pre-health advisor to assess your readiness to apply.