Audiology (Au.D.) Research and Practicum
Students in the doctoral audiology program will have the opportunity to be involved in clinical research projects with the department faculty, as well as conduct their own research under the guidance of the faculty. Student research grants are available through BU and National Organizations (AAA, ASHA). Students are encouraged to present their research at State and National meetings.
Practicum opportunities are available through BU's on-campus Audiology Clinic in Centennial Hall and contracted services the clinic provides to local public schools, hospitals, private practice and industry. Affiliations are also in place with more than 80 hospitals, clinics, public schools and private practice settings.
- Hearing Aid Clinic — Selection, verification and orientation of analog and digital technology across the life span
- Hospital Clinic — Newborn hearing screening, occupational medicine and in and out patient services
- Aural Rehabilitation — Infant habilitation and counseling with a parent-centered focus, school-age evaluation for assistive devices and amplification, geriatric rehabilitation
- Electrophysiology Clinic Diagnostic Testing — otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials, visual evoked, somatosensory evoked, stacked auditory evoked potential, electrocochleography, steady state evoked potential
- Tinnitus Clinic — Diagnostic and rehabilitative services, auditory maskers, counseling, and tinnitus retraining therapy
- Vestibular/Balance Clinic — Diagnostic and rehabilitative services, electromystagmography rotational chair, dynamic computerized posturography vestibular myogenic evoked potentials. School age-Central Auditory Processing Disorders, assistive-device, auditory trainers, cochlear implants