Graduate Education/Training : Training Programs

Audiology Training Program

In response to a national shortage of pediatric audiologists, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities selected nine centers, including the Mailman Center for Child Development, for training grants in pediatric audiology.
The Mailman Center grant is designed for Doctor of Audiology students in their last year of academic training to receive advanced instruction and clinical experience in both the diagnostic and rehabilitative aspects of pediatric audiology. Students apply their didactic course work to real life situations involving difficult to diagnose infants and children. The range of experiences include newborn hearing screening and early identification of hearing loss, selection and programming of hearing aids for infants and toddlers, evaluation of central auditory processing, service to children with immunological, cranio-facial, and children with genetic disorders of hearing in addition to educational applications of pediatric audiology.
As part of the Doctor of Audiology curriculum, each student must serve in an externship for one year at a location away from the home university. This training experience fulfills that requirement.

The trainees for the 2009-2010 academic year came from Missouri State University and A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences.
2010-2011 Trainees came from Rush University in Chicago and Central Michigan University.
2011-2012 Both trainees came from the University of Iowa.
2012-2013 Trainees came from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Wisconsin.
2013-2014 Trainees came from the University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Northern Colorado.
2014-2015 Trainees came from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of North Dakota.
2015-2016 Trainees will come from the University of the Pacific and the University of Iowa.

For additional information on the audiology training program, please contact:

Robert Fifer, Ph.D
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