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Where can I get my hearing tested?

What does an audiologic evaluation entail?

Partial List of Services Available:

  • Basic hearing test

  • Custom hearing protectors

  • Hearing aid checks, hearing aid counseling

  • Testing hearing of children

  • Counseling regarding communication strategies and hearing assistive technologies

How can I make an appointment?

For Hunter College Communication Disorders Center:
N133 (North Building)
425 East 25th Street
Call (212) 481-4464

Or visit Hunter College
For Brooklyn College Speech and Hearing Center:
2900 Bedford Avenue
4400 Boylan Hall
Brooklyn, NY
Call (718) 951-5186

Or Visit Brooklyn College
For Graduate Center:
365 Fifth Avenue
Room 7306
New York, New York

Call (212) 817-7980 and ask to make appointment

What is the difference between the licensure Post-bachelor's track and the non-licensure Post-master's track?

Post-Bachelor’s Track:
Au.D degree is awarded by the Graduate Center, CUNY. Courses are taught throughout the three campuses including The Graduate Center, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College Brookdale Campus with a larger percent of courses taught at The Graduate Center. Clinical practica during the first two years (Spring of first year through Spring of second year) take place at the Speech and Hearing Centers at the Brooklyn and Hunter College clinics and Hearing Science Laboratory at The Graduate Center. Externship placements provide students with opportunities at world-renowned medical centers and clinical facilities in a diverse multicultural, multiethnic population in the New York Metropolitan area. 
Each year we admit a relatively small cohort of student, allowing us to ensure an outstanding faculty-to-student ratio. You will work closely with nationally and internationally renowned faculty in audiology which allows for the development of academic and personal relationships.

Post -Masters Track:
The Au.D. degree for ASHA certified or State-Licensed Audiologists is awarded by the Graduate Center, CUNY. Courses are offered in the evening at each of the three campuses including The Graduate Center, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College Brookdale Campus. The program incorporates comprehensive academic training under a nationally and internationally recognized doctoral faculty.

The specific goal of the Masters to Doctoral program for ASHA certified or State-Licensed Audiologists is to offer advanced clinical doctoral education to enhance their clinical knowledge and skills so that:

  1. They can better meet the audiologic needs of the culturally,
    linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse population using evidence-based practice.

  2. They can become active contributors to the clinical science that subserves Audiology and commit to the continuing development of the profession

What is an Au.D. Program?

An Au.D. program is a program that leads to the Au.D. degree, a clinical doctoral degree in the practice of audiology.

Why has CUNY developed an Au.D. Program?

The field of audiology has moved from a master’s degree to a doctoral degree as an entry-level academic requirement.  That is, the preferred degree in audiology, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is  the Au.D. degree, which is a clinical audiology doctoral degree.  In response to this change, the City University of New York (CUNY) has developed an Au.D. Program that is a joint enterprise among the Graduate Center, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College.

The CUNY Au.D. Program is taught by academic and clinical faculty from the CUNY schools.  The clinical facilities are located at Brooklyn College (2900 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn) and Hunter College (425 East 25th Street in Manhattan) and The Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street in Manhattan) campuses.

When did the CUNY Au.D. Program start?

The CUNY Au.D. program began in September, 2005.

What is the accreditation status of the CUNY Au.D. Program?

As of March 2011, the CUNY Audiology Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Go to ASHA's web site for more information about accreditation: http://www.asha.org/default.htm

Can I become an audiologist with a master's degree in Audiology?

In June, 2004, the council on Academic Accreditation of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CAA) announced that it will no longer accredit master's degree programs after December 31, 2006.  After that time ,the CAA will accredit only those programs that award doctoral level degrees in Audiology.  The CUNY Au.D. Program complies with these CAA accreditation mandates.

What does an audiologist do?

Audiologists are health professionals who are involved in the diagnosis and management of auditory and balance systems disorders. Audiologists typically:

  • Perform diagnostic evaluations of the outer, middle and inner ears, auditory pathways to the brain, and vestibular systems
  • Manage the rehabilitative processes of children and adults with hearing and balance disorders

In addition, audiologists may:

  • Assess situations in which hearing and balance may be jeopardized and design intervention to hearing loss

  • Prepare future professionals to practice in colleges, universities, schools, medical clinics and in private practice

  • Manage agencies, clinics or private practices

  • Engage in research to enhance knowledge about normal hearing, and the evaluation and treatment of hearing disorders.

  • Design hearing instruments and testing equipment

  • Dispense amplification devices (e.g. hearing aids, alerting devices) which promote improved communication and safety

  • Work as part of a cochlear implant team to assist individuals with severe to profound hearing loss

Where does an audiologist work?

Audiologists provide services and work in many different types of facilities:


Acute care hospitals


Military

Colleges and Universities

Music Industry

Community hearing and speech centers

Nursing Homes

Community outpatient clinics

Physicians' offices

Educational settings such as public and private schools

Private practice offices

Health departments

Rehabilitation centers

Hearing-aid companies

Research Laboratories

Industry with hearing conservation programs

Specialized schools

Long-term care and residential facilities

State and federal government agencies
Veteran's Administration

What is the employment outlook for an Audiologist?

Employment of audiologists is expected to grow 34 percent from 2012 to 2022. Because hearing loss is strongly associated with aging, rapid growth in the population age 55 and older will cause the number of persons with hearing impairment to increase markedly. (Excerpted from: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/audiologists.htm#tab-6).

How long is the Au.D. degree program?

The curriculum is 97 credits, and can be completed over a four year period.  This includes a clinical residency during the 4th year.  After graduation, each degree candidate will be able to apply for New York State licensure and national certification. The Au.D. Program is a full-time Program - students cannot take courses in the Program as part-time students.

What is the Capstone Project?

Examples of completed Capstone Projects include the following:


Reliability and Validity of the Hearing Aid Skills Questionnaire

Acoustic Radiation and Bone-Conduction Testing

The Acoustic Change Complex: An Investigation of Stimulus Presentation Rate in Infants

Prevalence of Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-synchrony in Children with Hearing Loss

Hearing Impairment, Cognitive Status, and Quality of Life in the Elderly: A Systematic Literature Review

The Relationship Between the Magnitude of Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions and Acoustic Reflex Thresholds for Broadband Noise for Older Adults

The purpose of the Capstone Project is to provide students with exposure to the process and value of conducting research. The project may take several forms including research-based investigations in clinical or basic science areas; research on evidence-based practice; survey research of best practices; research on the scholarship of the teaching/learning process; efficacy studies; prospective or retrospective studies; critical literature reviews of topics relevant to clinical practice formatted possibly as a viewpoint article; clinical protocols based on a thorough review of published research relevant to the protocol; grant proposal with pilot data and prepared using the format of the granting agency to which they wish to send the proposal; and psychometric studies of measuring instruments to be used in screening or in outcomes research.
Where are the facilities for the CUNY Au.D. Program?

Because of the unique aspects and diverse faculty of this city-wide program, classroom learning takes place in Brooklyn and Manhattan, depending on the specific course offered each semester.  Clinical instruction and services take place at the Brooklyn College Speech and Hearing Center and the Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders and the Graduate Center Hearing Science Laboratory.  All sites have sound-treated test suites, and behavioral audiologic test equipment, acoustic immittance measurement equipment, and digital amplification technology (including a real-ear probe tube microphone measurement system).  The Brooklyn College Speech and Hearing Center has a hearing-aid dispensary, and Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders and the Graduate Center Hearing Science Laboratory have hearing aid laboratories. The Brooklyn College and Hunter College Centers have auditory evoked potentials and otoacoustic emissions systems. Brooklyn College and Hunter College Centers and The Graduate Center Laboratory have assistive listening devices. Auditory processing disorders testing is done at the Hunter College Center.

What is The Graduate Center Tuition?

Please click here for tuition information.

Please Note: All fees and tuition charges are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York without prior notice

How do I apply?

The online admissions application is available here.

When is the deadline to apply?

Information regarding the application deadline for admissions for matriculation into the AuD Program for the Fall semester is available here.

When and where is the next information session being held?

Whom should I contact if I have questions about the Au.D. Program?

  • John P. Preece, Ph.D., CCC-A Executive Officer, Au.D. Program, Graduate Center, CUNY: jpreece@gc.cuny.edu

 

What is the CUNY post master’s degree Au.D. Program?

The CUNY Au.D. Program incorporates a 31-credit-hour sequence consisting of a core sequence of three courses, an elective sequence of eight courses and a capstone research project oriented toward the student’s clinical or theoretical interests. Students work in close consultation with members of the doctoral faculty to complete this project. It is our hope that the capstone research experience enhances the clinician’s capacity both as a critical thinker and as a consumer of audiologic research.

Why has CUNY developed an Au.D. Program for ASHA certified or State Licensed Audiologists?

The Au.D. Program replaces the master’s degree programs of Brooklyn College and Hunter College. The last master’s degree students graduated from these colleges prior to December, 2006, as mandated by ASHA. The transition from master’s degree-level for the practice of clinical Audiology to a clinical doctorate is consistent with the new standards for professional education adopted by the CAA, to take effect January 1, 2012.

When did the CUNY Au.D. Program for Audiology Clinicians with a Master’s Degree begin?

The program was approved by the New York State Education Dept. in September, 2006. The CUNY Au.D. Program accepted its first class in Spring, 2007 (the application deadline for Fall admission is February 1).

What are the goals of the CUNY post master’s degree Au.D Program?

To enhance the clinical knowledge and skills of practitioners so that:

  • They can better meet the hearing health-care needs of the culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse population of individuals with hearing impairment and vestibular disorders

  • They can become active contributors to the clinical science that subserves Audiology and commit to the continuing development of the profession

  • They can be more competitive with graduates from traditional Au.D. Programs in the current and future job market.

How long is the Au.D. post master’s degree program?

The 31-credit program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis over a four year period. It can be completed over a shorter time period if the student chooses a full-time schedule.

What are the graduation requirements?

All CUNY Au.D. students with Masters Degrees who are Professionally Certified or Licensed are required to take:

  • AuD 71600: Physiological Acoustics (3 credits)
  • AuD 76500: Audiologic Research Proposal (3 credits)
  • AuD 78000: Audiologic Research (1 credits)

(Although students must enroll in AuD 78000 for each semester that the capstone  research project remains incomplete, the course can be counted only once towards the 31-credit requirement).
Note: AuD 71800: Introduction to Research Methods is a prerequisite for AuD 76500 if this or a comparable course was not taken at the masters level.
For the remaining 24 credits, the student can elect (in cosultation with the faculty adviser), any combination of the following courses:

  • AuD 72000: Multicultural Issues for Audiologists

  • AuD 72500: Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Hearing Conservation

  • AuD 74200: Auditory Evoked Responses

  • AuD 74800: Amplification II

  • AuD 75000: Counseling

  • AuD 76000: Medical Audiology

  • AuD 76300: Vestibular & Tinnitus Evaluation and Management

  • AuD 77000: Cochlear Implants & Other Sensory Aids

  • AuD 77200: Auditory Processing Disorders

  • AuD 77400: Hearing & Aging

  • AuD 77600: Seminar in Professional Practices – Business Practice

Students must also complete a Capstone research project.
What are the types of clinical research projects?
In the past, student's Capstone projects have included the following:


Reliability and Validity of the Hearing Aid Skills Questionnaire

Acoustic Radiation and Bone-Conduction Testing

The Acoustic Change Complex: An Investigation of Stimulus Presentation Rate in Infants

Prevalence of Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-synchrony in Children with Hearing Loss

Hearing Impairment, Cognitive Status, and Quality of Life in the Elderly: A Systematic Literature Review

The Relationship Between the Magnitude of Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions and Acoustic Reflex Thresholds for Broadband Noise for Older Adults

 

Whom should I contact if I have questions about the post master’s degree Au.D. Program?

 

  • John P. Preece, Ph.D., CCC-A  Executive Officer, Au.D. Program, Graduate Center, CUNY: jpreece@gc.cuny.edu