Doctoral Degree in Audiology

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Degree Description 

The Doctor of Audiology Degree at Lamar University prepares you for work in a variety of settings including private clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, special needs institutions, patient homes and rehabilitation centers. CareerCast.com lists audiology as one of its top 20-rated careers for 2017, citing very low stress and very good projected growth.

Why Study Audiology at Lamar?

The Lamar University Doctor of Audiology Degree offers comprehensive academic, research and clinical experience in a wide variety of settings. The Doctor of Audiology program opened in 2005, replacing the long-standing Master of Audiology degree program.

Lamar Audiology has maintained a 2:1 student to faculty ratio per class since its inception. This ratio keeps the size of each class small enough so that students benefit from individualized mentoring from faculty. The Doctor of Audiology program is committed to the advancement of knowledge and services in hearing processes and disorders through integrated programs of professional training, research and community service.

Career Paths

Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 29% through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging baby-boom population and growing life expectancies will continue to increase the demand for most healthcare services. Hearing loss and balance disorders become more prevalent as people age, so the aging population is likely to increase demand for audiologists. The early identification and diagnosis of hearing disorders in infants also may spur employment growth. Advances in hearing aid design, such as smaller size and the reduction of feedback, may make such devices more appealing as a means to minimize the effects of hearing loss. This may lead to more demand for audiologists.

 

Primary Careers

Audiologist

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member NameDr. Monica Bellon-Harn
Chair, D.H. Shaver Professor, Speech & Hearing Sciences
Faculty Member NameDr. Vinaya Manchaya
Director of Audiology, Jo Mayo Endowed Professor
Faculty Member NameDr. William Harn
Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor
Faculty Member NameDr. Ashley Dockens
Assistant Professor