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Online Transitional Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

In the past, audiologists held a master’s degree in the field of audiology. That began to transition in the 1990s when a doctoral level became the minimal requirement for an audiologist. In 2007, audiologists were required to have a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) or Transitional Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from an accredited university graduate or professional program in order to practice. Although audiologists are autonomous practitioners and do not need physicians’ orders or supervision, most work in doctors’ offices or hospitals. Online Transitional Doctor of Audiology degrees are intended for those who already hold doctorates in audiology and are looking to advance their knowledge and skills. Audiology programs include studies in physiology, anatomy, hearing aids, cochlear implants, electrophysiology, acoustics, neurology, counseling, and sign language.