B.Sc. in Audiology
Duration: 3 Years
Course Type: Graduation
B.Sc. in Audiology is an undergraduate course in the science that explores hearing, balance, and related disorders. Practitioners of this science who treat those with hearing loss and proactively prevent related damage are Audiologists. The course is also available in the online mode.
Audiology is a specialized field of study. The program is designed to train students in the techniques that are required for communication with patients who have impaired hearing and other related sensory disorders.
The average starting salary offered to successful graduates of the course in India varies between INR 15,000 and 40,000, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillsets.
Professionally, such graduates can pursue career opportunities such as administering auditory tests for babies, children and adults, interpreting and reporting on test results, developing and improving test techniques, and communicating with a wide variety of patients.
B.Sc. in Audiology: Course Highlights
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||B.Sc. In Audiology|
|Duration||3 years, full- time/ Distance Learning|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology|
|Admission Process||Based on the candidate’s performance att the 10+2 level and in the written tests conducted at the level of institutes, and the round of personal interview.|
|Average Course Fee||INR 5K to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 25 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Health Care Institutions, Government Agencies, Government Health Departments, Hospitals, Nursing Care Facilities, Rehabilitation Centers, Private Practice, Academic Universities, Hearing aid/cochlear implant industries, Medical Hospitals/Clinics, Special Schools etc.|
Some of the popular employment areas for such graduates are listed here:
- Community Care Centers
- Government Health Departments
- Community Clinics
- Nursing Care Facilities
- Government Agencies
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Centre for Disabled
Such professionals are hired in capacities such asENT & Audiometry Technician, Speech Pathologist & Audiologist, Teacher & Home Tutor, Speech Language Pathologist, Business Development Manager, Speech Therapist, Clinical Specialist, among others.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|ENT & Audiometry Technician||Audiology Technicians repair hearing aids, prepare patients for testing, and maintain equipment to assist the Audiologist in clinical research. Office tasks may include record-keeping, answering phones, and other administrative and clerical support functions.||1,80,043 – 9,010,0|
|Speech Therapist||When diagnosing patients, Speech-Language Pathologists typically communicate with patients to evaluate their levels of speech or language difficulty, determine the extent of communication disorders by having a patient overcome vocal challenges or by giving standardized tests, identifying treatment options and creating and carrying out individualized treatment plans.||1,60,186 – 6,40,000|
|Neuroradiologists||Neuroradiologists are doctors that focus on diagnosing conditions of the spine, neck, head, and central nervous system. They use medical equipment, such as Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) machines to identify problems.||2,17,529 – 8,50,000|
B.Sc. in Audiology: Syllabus and Course Structure
Listed here are the main subjects taught as part of the curriculum.
- Introduction to Speech & Language Pathology
- Introduction to Audiology
- Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Basic Acoustics and Electronics
- Introduction to Linguistics
- Psychology related to speech and Hearing
- Speech Pathology