Audiology Courses in India

Audiology Courses in India provides various levels of studies i.e. bachelors, post graduate and ultimately doctorate ones. Audiology is a branch of science which deals with the study of hearing, balance and related disorders through tests and treatment through hearing aids. It also deals with deals with human speech and related disorders. Audiology practitioners are known as Audiologists. Audiologists are licensed professionals who hold a master's degree, Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), or Ph.D. in the hearing sciences. They treat those with hearing loss and pro-actively prevent related damage. They utilise different techniques i.e. hearing tests, otoacoustic emission measurements, videonystagmography, and electrophysiologic tests etc to establish whether an individual is hearing impaired or not. They also work with a wide range of clientèle in rehabilitation (cochlear implants and/or hearing aids), paediatric populations and assessment of the vestibular system.

List of Audiology courses in India
Degree Courses in AudiologyTotal Colleges
B.A.S.L.P.
Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
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B.Sc. (Audiology and Speech Rehabilitation)
Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Rehabilitation
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B.Sc. (Audiology)
Bachelor of Science in Audiology
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M.A.S.L.P.
Master in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
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M.Sc. (Audiology and Speech Rehabilitation)
Master of Science in Audiology and Speech Rehabilitation
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M.Sc. (Audiology)
Master of Science in Audiology
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Ph.D. (Audiology)
Doctor of Philosophy in Audiology
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Diploma Courses in AudiologyTotal Colleges
Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech (D.H.L.S.)View 10
MPT Neurology with PG Diploma in Audiology, Speech and Hearing-
Certificate Courses in AudiologyTotal Colleges
Diploma in Audiometry Technician CourseView 4

Some of its specialized fields are -

  • Paediatric diagnostics / amplification.
  • Cochlear implants.
  • Educational audiology.
  • Intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring.
  • Vestibular and balance issues
  • Industrial hearing conservation.

Content

The study of this field includes all or few of these –

  1. Introduction to Audiology.
  2. Introduction to Linguistics.
  3. Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology.
  4. Psychology related to Speech and Hearing.
  5. Clinical Practicum.

Objectives

  • To develop complete proficiency in dentistry in order to serve humanity and pursue career as well.
  • To develop high ethical standards of practice and be a source of inspiration for others.
  • To provide the world class facilities and latest know-how in the field.

Basic Requirements

Academic Qualifications - To pursue a bachelor's degree in Audiology one needs to be 10 + 2 pass with Science or an equivalent examination. 
To practice audiology, a person needs to have either Bachelors / Masters Degree in Audiology and be registered with Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) or Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). There is a number of government and private health care agencies which provide speech and hearing services. Majority of Speech Pathology and Audiology programs are accredited by Rehabilitation council of India (RCI).

Audiology Colleges in India:

  1. All India Institute of Speech & Hearing - Mysore.
  2. Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech & Hearing - Bangalore.
  3. National Institute of Speech & Hearing - Thiruvananthapuram.
  4. Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped - Mumbai.
  5. Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Deemed University) - Chennai.

Personality Traits - This field is especially meant for those who feel joy in helping others. One needs to have a deep sense of others suffering and bring comfort to those who suffer from various ailments.

Remuneration - An Audiologist's earnings depend on his/her efficiency in practice. The average starting salary offered to a fresh graduate ranges between Rs. 5,000 - Rs.7,000. With increase in experience and skills the salary reaches Rs.10, 000 or more.

Audiology Careers

A degree in speech and hearing is recognized both in India and overseas for practice as speech and hearing expert. Candidates having degree in speech and hearing can get employment in different government and private institutions. Audiologists can find jobs with teaching and health care establishments. Audiologists also work in universities and conduct research. The Indian speech and hearing experts are in demand across the globe; particularly in west because of their unique multilingual / multicultural background and excellent communication in English. There is a rapidly growing community of qualified and skilled Indian Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists across the world; mainly in North America, Singapore and Australia. In India there are very few speech and hearing professionals/audiologists where as the requirement exceeds the supply. This obviously implies that there is excellent scope for those venturing into this field.

Some Job Types

  • Researcher.
  • Clinical Product Research Audiologist.
  • Clinical Instructors.
  • Professor.
  • Clinic Assistant.
  • Public health specialists.
  • Private practitioners.
  • Consultant.
  • Sales Representative.
  • Audio Distributor.
  • Speech Language Pathologist.
  • Occupational Therapist.
  • Certified Surgical Technologist.
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