Audiologists and speech-language
pathologists evaluate and treat people who have communication disorders.
Audiologists are concerned with the identification, measurement, and
study of hearing and hearing impairments and with the treatment of
persons with hearing disorders. Speech-language pathologists are
specialists who diagnose and treat individuals with speech, language,
voice, literacy and fluency disorders. Because speech and/or hearing
problems are both communication disorders, audiologists and
speech-language pathologists work together to determine sources of
communication problems and to coordinate programs of rehabilitation.
Graduates of this program are prepared for positions in a variety of
professional settings including school systems; community speech,
language, and hearing centers; private practice; physicians offices;
hospital clinics; rehabilitation centers; day care centers;
college-training programs; and residential institutions.