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The program in Audiology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, which is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), offers comprehensive academic, research, and clinical experience in a wide variety of settings. A unique feature of the TTUHSC program is the diversity of the clinical and research experiences available. Students obtain clinical and/or research experience at: the TTUHSC Speech and Hearing Clinic, several community-based clinics, public school programs, local private practices, and other medical, rehabilitative, and educational facilities outside the Lubbock community.

Academic coursework occurs in the first three years of the Au.D. program. During this time, students will complete a clinical research project, with comprehensive examinations taking place in the third year. Clinical experiences begin in the first year of the program. In the first three years of the Au.D. program, students obtain clinical experiences in the TTUHSC Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, local externship placements, and facilities outside the Lubbock community. After completion of the academic portion of the program, students will complete an advanced clinical placement in their fourth year of the program. Placement for this clinical experience is made in conjunction with the clinical coordinator and program director for audiology. Considerations for the advanced placement (i.e., fourth-year externship) include student's clinical area of interest and clinical experience needs outlined in the student's clinical plan of study. This placement often takes place outside of the Lubbock community. Requirements for the academic and clinical portions of the program will be reviewed annually with students during academic and clinical plan of study meetings. 

The department also sponsors a chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA). This national audiology student group hosts community service events throughout the year to support individuals with hearing loss and to educate the local community on hearing and balance concerns.

Doctor of Audiology Curriculum


First Year Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7342 Psychoacoustics and Auditory Perception 3 hours
HPSH 7446 Diagnostic Audiology 4 hours
HPSH 7440 Fundamentals of Sound and the Auditory System 4 hours
HPSH 7321 or HPSH 7392 Clinical Observation or Clinical Practicum 3 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7350 Pediatric Audiology 3 hours
HPSH 7150 Pediatric Audiology Lab 1 hour
HPSH 7344 Clinical Amplification 3 hours
HPSH 7285 Audiology Practice Management 2 hours
HPSH 7393 Clinical Practicum 3 hours
Total Hours 12 hours
Summer Semester Credit hours
HPSH 7330 Speech-Language Development and Disorders 3 hours
HPSH 7251 Counseling 2 hours
HPSH 7158 Applications of Clinical Amplification 1 hour
HPSH 7001 Introduction to Clinical Research 1 hour
HPSH 7394 Clinical Practicum 3 hours
Total Hours 10 hours
Second Year Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7370 Implantable Devices in Audiology 3 hours
HPSH 7365 Balance Function 3 hours
HPSH 7165 Balance Function Lab 1 hour
HPSH 5320 Research Design 3 hours
HPSH 7247 Aural Rehabilitation 2 hours
HPSH 7002 Clinical Research I 1 hour
HPSH 7395 Clinical Externship 3 hours
Total Hours 16 hours
Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7215 Balance Function 2 2 hours
HPSH 7225 Evidence-Based Practices in Audiology 2 hours
HPSH 7634 Auditory Electrophysiology 3 hours
HPSH 7164 Auditory Electrophysiology Lab 1 hour
HPSH 7243 Clinical Applications of Aural Rehabilitation 2 hours
HPSH 7396 Clinical Externship 3 hours
Total Hours 13 hours
Summer Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7397 Clinical Externship 3 hours
Total Hours 3 hours
Third Year Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7348 Educational Audiology 3 hours
HPSH 7352 Clinical Disorders in Audiology 3 hours
HPSH 7286 Business Management Practices for Audiologists 2 hours
HPSH 7110 Special Topics in Audiology (Capstone) 1 hour
HPSH 7003 Clinical Research 2 1 hour
HPSP 7357 Advanced Amplification 3 hours
HPSH 7398 Clinical Practicum 3 hours
Total Hours 16 hours
Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPAH 7322 Auditory Processing Disorders 3 hours
HPSH 7260 Hearing Conservation and Instrumentation 2 hours
HPSH 7255 Advanced Concepts in Audiology 2 hours
HPSH 7399 Clinical Practicum 3 hours
Total Hours 10 hours
Summer Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7019 Advanced Summer ClinicalExperience 6 hours
Total Hours 6 hours
Fourth Year Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7020 Advanced Clinical Placement 5 hours
Total Hours 5 hours
Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPSH 7021 Advanced Clinical Placement 5 hours
Total Hours 110
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