You will work closely with faculty who are world-renowned leaders in hearing loss diagnosis and management, speech perception, psychoacoustics, amplification devices, cochlear physiology, auditory neuroscience and electrophysiology, and auditory learning. Through academic courses, supervised clinical practicums, and a mentored capstone research project, you will learn and work with the latest advances in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with hearing and balance disorders.
Most courses are taught on the Evanston campus in the Frances Searle Building, a facility designed for instruction in communication sciences and disorders. State-of-the-art clinical facilities and experienced clinical instructors at the Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning (NUCASLL) ensure outstanding practicum experiences from the very first day in the program.
You will also have opportunities to gain experience with diverse clinical populations by participating in practicum at more than 30 off-campus sites. These include hospitals, specialty clinics in balance disorders and hearing conservation, private practices, research and development facilities of leading hearing aid manufacturers, and schools. Experts from other universities, private practice, and industry are frequently invited to campus to discuss the clinical implications of their research with students.
The foundational strengths of the School of Communication’s AuD program include:
- The opportunity to work closely with faculty who are established international leaders in their fields
- A plan of study that develops knowledge and skills across the scope of practice for audiologists based on a strong foundation of basic science
- Extensive practicum experiences from the beginning of the program with clients of all ages and all types of hearing and balance disorders in NUCASLL and a variety of Chicago-area settings
- Emphasis on evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and clinical problem solving through applied research during individual Capstone Projects mentored by faculty and other experts
CSD 302 Anat. & Phys.- Peripheral Hearing
CSD 306 Psychoacoustics
CSD 406 Medical Aspects of Audiology
CSD 419 Pediatric Assessment
CSD 424 Eval. & Treatment of CAPD (0.5)
CSD 407 Implants
CSD 408-2 Business Practices (0.5)
CSD 519 Pediatric Amplification & Educational Audiology
|Fall||CSD 580-1 Externship|
|Winter||CSD 580-2 Externship|
|Spring||CSD 580-3 Externship|
|Summer||CSD 580-4 Externship|