Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (AuD)

The Clinical Doctorate in Audiology at UNC-Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) as well as the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA).

Program Objectives

Our primary goal is to prepare skilled clinicians, qualified to enter clinical practice that serves individuals with disorders of hearing and balance.

Because our academic program is located in the School of Medicine with close ties to UNC Hospitals, we have unique strengths in the areas of diagnostic and pediatric audiology, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and aural habilitation. The AuD program is designed to focus on the development of clinical excellence in both the technical and interpersonal domains. Our intent is to recruit, educate, and graduate a diverse group of individuals who will:

  • Have knowledge and skills to recommend and implement prevention strategies
  • Have knowledge and skills needed to use state of the art instrumentation and assessment procedures and integrate information from a variety of sources in application of intervention strategies
  • Have interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients, family members and other professionals representing diverse sociocultural backgrounds
  • Provide leadership and model best practice in the audiology profession
  • Be effective in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Be knowledgeable and critical consumers of research with the ability to apply and participate in research relevant to clinical practice
  • Be knowledgeable and responsive in legal and ethical practice and effective in the establishment of optimal policy and business aspects of audiology practice