What are the employment opportunities after completion of the Au.D. degree?
The profession of audiology began following the Second World War., The field has increased dramatically because of technology and new information about auditory function and disabilities, communication and communication disabilities, diagnostic technology and techniques, amplification technology, and rehabilitative strategies. According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics (2006) employment opportunities for audiologists will be spurred by the rapid growth of the aging population with hearing and balance problems, medical advances that improve survival rates, advances in biomedical technologies, and new programs in early identification and detection of infant hearing loss. Audiologists are owners, managers, employees, and consultants in a variety of service delivery models including: • Independent Private Practice • Hospital, Medical Clinic, or HMO’s • Otolaryngologist Based Practice • State Funded Facility for the Hearing-Impaired • Hearing Aid Manufacturing Industry • Acade