Frequently Asked Questions

Review frequently asked questions regarding the Audiology program:

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

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

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 CenterExternship 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.

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

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.

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

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology (residential) at Graduate Center of the City University of New York is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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.

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

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

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).

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.

Click here to access Capstone Projects from 2014 to present.

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.

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.

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

The online admissions application is available here.

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