Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Practicum and Research

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Practicum and Research


Practicum and Research Students in the doctoral audiology program 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

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 practices and industry. Affiliations are also in place with more than 80 hospitals clinics, public school and private practice settings.

In-house clinic:

  • 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 potentials, somatosensory evoked potentials, stacked auditory evoked potential, electrocochleography, steady state evoked potentials
  • Tinnitus Clinic — diagnostic and rehabilitative services, auditory maskers, counseling, and tinnitus retraining therapy
  • Vestibular Balance Clinic — diagnostic and rehabilitative services, electronystagmography (ENG), rotational chair, computerized dynamic posturography (CDP), vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP)
  • School-Age Central Auditory Processing Disorders — assistive-devices, auditory trainers, cochlear implants