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Communication Sciences is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Communicative Disorders

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    Communicative Disorders

    Students of communication disorders and sciences study the science behind communication problems and their development. They learn about the origin, anatomy, and physics of communication disorders, and learn how to treat children and adults and use what they learn to come up with new strategies and technologies for diagnosis and rehabilitation.

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  • Audiology

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    Audiology

    If you've ever needed to have your hearing tested, then you've probably had the pleasure of meeting an audiologist. Audio’ refers to ‘hear’ and ‘logy’ to ‘the study of’. Audiology is the study of hearing - in medical terms it is the branch of science dedicated to the study of hearing, balance and any associated disorders. Audiologists are specialized doctors that are trained to measure hearing ability and function, and to provide rehabilitation to improve their patient's quality of life.

    Since 2012, all new audiologists need to have a Doctor of Audiology Degree (Au.D) and state licensing in order to work in the field and to establish a private practice.

    The academic curriculum for Audiologists is extensive, and can include classes such as:

    Hearing Disorders
    Genetics and Hearing Loss
    Psychoacoustics and Theories of Hearing
    Hearing Conservation
    Speech Science and Perception
    Pediatric Audiology
    Geriatric Audiology
    Forensic Audiology
    Hearing Aids
    Electro-Acoustics, Instrumentation & Calibration
    Rehabilitative Audiology and Counseling
    Vestibular Systems and Disorders
    Cochlear Implants and Hearing Assistance Technologies
    Central Auditory Processing
    Embryology and Genetics
    Clinical Pharmacology
    Epidemiology
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing and Vestibular Mechanisms
    Pharmacology for Audiology
    Business Audiology
    Medical Imaging

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  • Speech-Language Pathology

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    Speech-Language Pathology