|CMU's Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) degree program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA,) 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD, 20850; phone: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.|
More than 30 million Americans have some type of hearing problem. Hearing difficulties are often unrecognized by the person involved. Children and teenagers seldom complain about the symptoms of hearing loss, and adults may lose their hearing so gradually that they do not realize it is happening. The first step in the treatment of a hearing problem is a hearing evaluation by an audiologist. As the longest standing program in the nation, Central Michigan University's Professional Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) prepares students to become successful audiologists through a four-year curriculum consisting of classroom and extensive clinical experiences, and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The following links are available to learn more about ASHA accreditation,professional certification, or to write to ASHA with issues regarding academic preparation.