Career Scope in Audiology

Audiology

Audiology is an infant branch in india with raise in scope every other year. Audiology is not much known as it is one of the backstage or secondary jobs about which very less people know about though being important. This is the field of science that deals with the studies of hearing, balance and their related issues. The audio word derives from the Latin word “audire” that means hearing in literal terms and thus a term. The person who is a specialist, expert in this field is known as an audiologist. The audiologist is the person who deals with the person hear loss and prevents further relating damage. By using various instruments and applying them the audiologists aims to check the sensitivity of the person from different hearing aids.

Bachelors in science audiology is the stream of science that explores and studies the field of hearing, balance and problems that are related to it. Practitioners of who treats those with hearing loss and proactively avoid related damage are Audiologists. The course for BSc in audiology is also available in the online mode. It is a specialized field of study. The program is planned to train pupils in the practices that are required for communication with patients who have impaired hearing and other related sensory disorders.

Bachelors of science in audiology is an undergraduate degree course. The duration for this course is 3 years, this course available for full time and even available for distancing learning programs from various colleges. The course comes under the stream of audiology which is based on semester system and comprises of 6 semester and 2 semester per year. The admission for this degree course is based on the merit list of 10+2 level. Depending on the management system of private universities and colleges the admission can even take place through entrance exams, sometimes there can be even personal or group interviews.

The criteria for admission is mostly same but may change depending  on the college status of being aided or an unaided. The pupil interested in this course should have minimum aggregation of 50% to 55% in science with maths as a compulsory subject. Few institutes  have their common entrance exams and few have D.U entrance exams. Qualification of 10+2 with physics and maths as compulsory subjects is needed. The fees for this course ranges from rupees 15 thousand to 30 thousand per year. Though this fees can get differentiated for private colleges and universities.

Brief syllabus for BSc in audiology :

  • Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic Acoustics and Electronics
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Speech & Language Pathology
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Psychology related to speech and Hearing
  • Speech Pathology

 

Scope for pupils of BSc in audiology course:

The students can get jobs in various fields such as community care centre, government hospitals, community clinics, government agencies, nursing homes, rehabilitation centres, etc.  the field is divided into main 3 fields that are ENT & Audiometry Technician, Speech Therapist and the neuroradiologists. The average package salary for the fresher ranges from rupees 2 lakh to 9 lakh per year.

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