Duration: 3 Years
Course Type: Graduation
B.Sc. in Audiology is an undergraduate course in the science that explores hearing, balance, and related disorders. Practitioners of this science who treat those with hearing loss and proactively prevent related damage are Audiologists. The course is also available in the online mode.
Audiology is a specialized field of study. The program is designed to train students in the techniques that are required for communication with patients who have impaired hearing and other related sensory disorders.
The average starting salary offered to successful graduates of the course in India varies between INR 15,000 and 40,000, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillsets.
Professionally, such graduates can pursue career opportunities such as administering auditory tests for babies, children and adults, interpreting and reporting on test results, developing and improving test techniques, and communicating with a wide variety of patients.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||B.Sc. In Audiology|
|Duration||3 years, full- time/ Distance Learning|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology|
|Admission Process||Based on the candidate’s performance att the 10+2 level and in the written tests conducted at the level of institutes, and the round of personal interview.|
|Average Course Fee||INR 5K to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 25 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Health Care Institutions, Government Agencies, Government Health Departments, Hospitals, Nursing Care Facilities, Rehabilitation Centers, Private Practice, Academic Universities, Hearing aid/cochlear implant industries, Medical Hospitals/Clinics, Special Schools etc.|
The average tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 5,000 (government institutes) to 5 lacs (private institutes).
Listed below are some of the best institutes in India that offer B.Sc. in Audiology.
|SR.NO.||COLLEGE/INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||ADMISSION PROCEDURE|
|1||All India Institute of Speech and Hearing||Mysore||12,900||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in 10+2 (Science with Math)||Admission is based on performance in a relevant entrance test conducted by D.U.|
|2||Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research||Chandigarh||2,810||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in 10+2 (Science with Math)||Admission is based on performance in a relevant entrance test conducted by the institute.|
|3||University Of Mumbai||Mumbai||33,990||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in 10+2 (Science with Math)||Admission is based on performance in a relevant entrance test conducted by the institute.|
|4||Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar Institute Of Speech And Hearing||Bangalore||1,88,000||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in 10+2 (Science with Math)||Admission is based on performance in a relevant entrance test conducted by the institute.|
The minimum eligibility required to be met for admission to the course is a 10+2 qualification from a recognized educational Board with Physics and Mathematics as two of the main subjects with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
A few institutes in India also conduct a Common Entrance Examination for admission to the course wherein admission is based on the candidate’s performance in both 10+2 examination and the entrance test.
Most institutes offering the course follow a merit- based admission process. The process involves an assessment of the candidate on the basis of score at the 10+2 level, and in a relevant national, State, or institute- level entrance test.
Upon successful completion of the course, successful postgraduates interested in higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing M.Sc., PG Diploma, M.Phil./ PH.D. in the subject’s many specializations such as Pediatric treatment, Balance disorders, Cochlear implants, Pediatric rehabilitation, Neuro audiology, Speech and Language Therapy, among others.
Successful graduates of the course can find lucrative career opportunities also in teaching and health care establishments, NGOs etc. in job roles that involve conducting clinical activities with patients, speech and hearing research, prescribing hearing aids and assistive listening devices, pursuing private practices etc.
Some of the popular employment areas for such graduates are listed here:
Such professionals are hired in capacities such asENT & Audiometry Technician, Speech Pathologist & Audiologist, Teacher & Home Tutor, Speech Language Pathologist, Business Development Manager, Speech Therapist, Clinical Specialist, among others.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|ENT & Audiometry Technician||Audiology Technicians repair hearing aids, prepare patients for testing, and maintain equipment to assist the Audiologist in clinical research. Office tasks may include record-keeping, answering phones, and other administrative and clerical support functions.||1,80,043 - 9,010,0|
|Speech Therapist||When diagnosing patients, Speech-Language Pathologists typically communicate with patients to evaluate their levels of speech or language difficulty, determine the extent of communication disorders by having a patient overcome vocal challenges or by giving standardized tests, identifying treatment options and creating and carrying out individualized treatment plans.||1,60,186 – 6,40,000|
|Neuroradiologists||Neuroradiologists are doctors that focus on diagnosing conditions of the spine, neck, head, and central nervous system. They use medical equipment, such as Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) machines to identify problems.||2,17,529 - 8,50,000|
B.Sc. in Audiology: Syllabus and Course Structure
Listed here are the main subjects taught as part of the curriculum.