Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Audiology) - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    MEDICAL

  • DURATION

    3 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Audiology

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

    B.Sc. in Audiology Colleges, Syllabus and Jobs

    Sakshi Gupta Sakshi Gupta
    Content Curator

    Stream: Audiology  
    Duration: 3 Years

    Course: B.Sc.

    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.

    B.Sc. in Audiology: Course Highlights

    Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Name of the courseB.Sc. In Audiology
    Course LevelGraduation
    Duration3 years, full- time/ Distance Learning
    StreamAudiology
    Examination TypeSemester System
    Eligibility10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology
    Admission ProcessBased 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 FeeINR 5K to 5 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 25 Lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesHealth 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.

    Top Institutes Offering B.Sc. in Audiology

    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/INSTITUTESTATETUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INRELIGIBILITY CRITERIAADMISSION PROCEDURE
     1All India Institute of Speech and HearingMysore12,900Candidate 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.
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & ResearchChandigarh2,810Candidate 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.
    University Of MumbaiMumbai33,990Candidate 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.
    Dr. S.R. Chandrasekhar Institute Of Speech And HearingBangalore1,88,000Candidate 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.

    Eligibility for B.Sc. in Audiology

    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.

    B.Sc. in Audiology: Admission Process                           

    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.

    B.Sc. in Audiology: Academic Options

    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.

    B.Sc. in Audiology: Career Prospects

    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:

    • Community Care Centers
    • Government Health Departments
    • Hospitals
    • Community Clinics
    • Nursing Care Facilities
    • Government Agencies
    • Rehabilitation Centers
    • Centre for Disabled

    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.

    Annual Salary in B.Sc.in Audiology
    Job TitleJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
    ENT & Audiometry TechnicianAudiology 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 TherapistWhen 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
    NeuroradiologistsNeuroradiologists 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.

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

    Comments

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    3 Comments
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    GOSA NARESH

    Can MPC students join B.sc Audiology ...?

    11 Nov, 2019 12:50
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Naresh, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as some of the colleges have intermediate (any stream) as measure of eligibility while in others, eligibility criteria may be subject specific.

    11 Nov, 2019 14:50
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    Deepa Gore

    Actually I want know what are the procedure for getting admission in this colleges

    04 Apr, 2019 17:02
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Deepa, you may check the admission procedure for these colleges on their respective official websites.

    04 Apr, 2019 18:08
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    Umesh prajapati

    Umesh Prajapati kya hamko admission mil sakta hi

    22 Mar, 2019 18:12
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Umesh, kindly visit the official website of the college in which you seek admission and then check the eligibility criteria for the same.

    22 Mar, 2019 18:31

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