Prerequisites for a Masters in Audiology

Prerequisites for a Masters in Audiology

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Jessica

College Park, MD

#1 Jul 26, 2010
Hello, I am considering going back to school to study Audiology. I currently have a Bachelor's Degree in Audio Engineering... which is a somewhat related field in that I have studied some aspects of hearing and sound, but more with the end goal of producing recorded sound, or working in the field of radio, music, things of this nature.

I think, however, that the music industry is not for me. As a child I always wanted to be a doctor, and I think I should have honored that instinct. I always had strong marks in science.

So my question is..... what are the prerequisites for entering a Master's Program in Audiology, or a similar hearing/medicine related field? It wouldn't have to be Audiology specifically, if there is another option that would help me ease into the medical field from my current work (sound recording, mostly) I would be open to it.

Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Jessica
Bruce

Gardena, CA

#2 Jun 10, 2011
Jessica wrote:
Hello, I am considering going back to school to study Audiology. I currently have a Bachelor's Degree in Audio Engineering... which is a somewhat related field in that I have studied some aspects of hearing and sound, but more with the end goal of producing recorded sound, or working in the field of radio, music, things of this nature.
I think, however, that the music industry is not for me. As a child I always wanted to be a doctor, and I think I should have honored that instinct. I always had strong marks in science.
So my question is..... what are the prerequisites for entering a Master's Program in Audiology, or a similar hearing/medicine related field? It wouldn't have to be Audiology specifically, if there is another option that would help me ease into the medical field from my current work (sound recording, mostly) I would be open to it.
Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Jessica
Hello Jessica,
You are in a vaguely related field to audiology...perhaps if you want a quick stepping stone you could school yourself in the area of noise measurment. To become an audiologist, plan on devoting about 7 years to obtain an AuD degree, hearing aid license, and audiology license. During that time if you can get a dispensing hearing aid license, you can make enough $$$ to support yourself through the rigours of college life.

Since: Oct 07

Jacksonville, TX

#3 Jun 10, 2011
Jessica, if you are interested in becoming an audiologist please do so. HA distributors may be the ends to a means for you but I encourage you if so inclined to pursue a degree in audiology. My audiologist tells me that there is a shortage of audiologist, and I personally have no use for chain brand distributors as they are only are interested in making money off one of the weakest links in our society, those who are hearing impaired. So if you are a person of integrity, I encourage you to pursue your chosen field, that of an audiologist........

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