Education - Audiology
Audiology means the science of hearing. The area involves both people and technology, and the audiologist’s task is to find both technical and educational solutions for better hearing in the patients. The work includes hearing assessment, hearing aid fitting as well as investigating how to prevent hearing loss in workplaces and public places. As an audiologist, you also have an important educational role and teach patients both individually and in groups.
The audiology program is interdisciplinary and includes technical, medical and behavioral sciences. The training focuses on the hearing-impaired individual’s needs in terms of hearing, hearing impairment, hearing rehabilitation, hearing technology and fitting of hearing aids.
A central area of the program is the communication with patients in the assessment and rehabilitation. The program also emphasizes the importance of a scientific approach which is integrated with the latest findings from current research in the form of scientific papers and projects. The last term includes an individual project.
How do I become an audiologist?
The audiology program at Karolinska Institutet is three years and includes both theoretical and clinical education. The studies conclude with a Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Audiology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Audiology both of 180 credits. The degrees are eligible for certification, awarded by the National Board.
AUDINK – The international committee at the audiology program
AUDINK is responsible for the internationalisation at the audiology program, through both student and teacher exchange. The members in AUDINK are teachers and students at the program."
At the audiology program, it is possible to attend exchange studies on Arteveldehogeschool in Ghent, Belgium, in the framework of the Erasmus program. This exchange program includes three months to one semester. There is also an Exchange program at the University of Illinois, USA which includes studies for one semester.
The audiology program at Karolinska Institutet participates in an European network which operates a so-called Intensive Programme (IP) with participants from other European universities. The Intensive program is open to students at the participating universities and includes ten days of study in Ghent, Belgium