Medical professionals that work to assess and treat individuals suffering from hearing loss and related disorders. They also work with hearing aids, may perform research, and perform auditory training. 

Make a Difference

A Typical Day

  • Fit, dispense and repair assistive devices, such as hearing aids.
  • Evaluate hearing and balance disorders to determine diagnoses and courses of treatment.
  • Program and monitor cochlear implants to fit the needs of patients.
  • Counsel and instruct patients and their families in techniques to improve hearing and communication related to hearing loss.
  • Monitor patients' progress and provide ongoing observation of hearing or balance status.
  • Teach and look after audiology students and health care personnel.

Recommended Credentials

Doctoral Degree

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.


Northwest Lower Michigan


Complete your General Studies at Northwestern Michigan College before you transfer to a 4-year school.

Get started with a 4-year degree before you apply for a graduate program. A master's degree in speech, language and hearing sciences or a doctoral degree in audiology is the entry-level requirement for certification as a professional.

Elsewhere in Michigan


Apply to a graduate program at an accredited university. Pursue a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology and then a Doctorate in Audiology.

Explore This Career

Try it before you buy it!

Play with sound waves. Make a paper cup and string phone, listen to sound underwater, or watch sound waves in action.

Find more experiments here.

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Ask about AP science classes at your high school or Sci-Ma-Tech in TCAPS high schools.

Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech Center - Health Sciences for basics in Medical Ethics, Law, Anatomy and Physiology 

Pathway 2

Look into 4-year schools to complete your bachelor’s degree. Western Michigan University, Central Michigan University, and Wayne State University all offer undergraduate programs for that!

Pathway 3

Become a Doctor in Audiology. Continue your education to complete your master's degree and then your doctorate!


Sample Job Titles...

  • Audiologist
  • Audiology Doctor (AUD)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology Licensed Audiologist (CCC-A Licensed Audiologist)
  • Clinical Audiologist

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