Audiology is the science of hearing and balance and their associated disorders. It's a varied and expanding discipline, involving aspects of biological sciences, engineering, psychology, physics and electronics, speech and language development and social science.
Audiologists are involved in diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients, allowing them to develop relationships with their patients and see the benefits they get from care. Audiologists must combine logical thinking and a scientific approach, with a caring and patient-focused attitude. They need to be able to communicate with people of all ages.
You'll be taught by experienced practising professionals and we're part of the School of Medicine, linking our academic expertise with world-leading research.
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Ever wondered what it's like being on placement for our audiology students?
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In year 1 you'll gain a broad understanding of the principles of neurophysiological healthcare science, with an introduction to the theory and practice of audiological assessment and rehabilitation. You'll start to learn how to assess hearing function in the on-site clinical laboratories prior to using these skills on clinical placement. You'll also learn about professional working and you will start to develop your independent and critical thinking skills.
In year 3 you'll explore more deeply a wide range of hearing and balance disorders and the options available to treat and manage these conditions. You'll also conduct a research project in one particular area of audiology. You'll continue to develop your practical skills both in the on-site clinical laboratories and also in your final clinical placement in semester 2 of this year.
Throughout the course you'll develop the skills necessary to become an audiologist, but you'll also gain more general skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, independent learning, scientific enquiry, professional working and reflective practice.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: ABB including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, physics, maths and psychology)
We consider all A-level subjects for the remaining grades, except general studies or critical thinking.
GCSE: 5 A*-C (new grading 4-9), including maths, English language and a science all at grade B (new grading 6)
Career opportunities in audiology are excellent both within the UK and around the world. Approximately one person in ten is affected by a hearing impairment, so demand for hearing assessment and rehabilitation services is very high and is expected to increase as the population ages.
Audiologists select the assessment methods and rehabilitation techniques most appropriate to patients and their needs, within the setting and available resources.
In addition to assessment and treatment, audiologist roles can also include consultant, counsellor, advisor, educator, facilitator, researcher and therapist.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
Study abroad and work placements
We have excellent and well-established work placements, where you'll gain clinical training in established NHS audiology departments, primarily within the Yorkshire and Humber region.