Audiology is the study of hearing, bringing together the domains of science and
the humanities. Clinical audiology is a professional branch of audiology that is
concerned with the assessment and management of hearing loss in children and adults.
It is an expanding profession in New Zealand and internationally.
An audiologist may work:
- with children and/or adults
- in hospital clinics, private practice or in their own business
- in educational settings (Deaf Education Resource Centres)
- within cochlear implant programmes
- in academic settings (universities)
- for hearing aid manufacturers (product education or research).
Master of Audiology (MAud) degree provides a professional training programme
for clinical audiologists in New Zealand. The programme is offered at the School
of Population Health at the Tamaki Campus in new, specialist clinical, research
and teaching facilities. These include the University's Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic
which provides a service to the community and excellent opportunities for clinical
training, and The Oticon Foundation Hearing Education Centre which provides continuing
education for practising audiologists.
The MAud programme is a two-year research-based
programme which is recognised by the New Zealand
Audiological Society (NZAS).
Becoming an audiologist involves the completion
of the two year masters programme then one year of further supervised clinical
practice leading to a Certificate of Clinical Competence provided by the NZAS. This is normally undertaken while employed in an audiology clinic.
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