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Department of Linguistics

Welcome to Audiology

Audiology is the study of hearing and hearing disorders, and the assessment, prevention and management of individuals who have hearing loss.

Transforming students into well-informed health professionals

The Audiology Section is part of the Linguistics Department of Macquarie University, and runs accredited postgraduate courses in Audiology which provide skills in assessment strategies, rehabilitation of the hearing impaired, non medical management of hearing impairments, skills in research design and awareness of client management strategies. The course mentors graduates for clinical practice , and produces well-informed health professionals with the critical skills required to appraise scientific and clinical information and to become competent evaluators of current and advancing diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Speech, Hearing and Language Research Centre

As a member of the Speech, Hearing and Language Research Centre (SHLRC) , the Audiology section provides a dynamic and innovative environment for its students and staff with many opportunities for cross-functional discussions and research in the speech and hearing sciences. Taking its lead from Macquarie University vision as "Australia's Innovative University" the Linguistics Department and Audiology section strive for research excellence to provide ongoing best practice in clinical care and technological advancement. This strong research foundation together with excellence in teaching produces graduates with leadership qualities that prepare them to interact effectively with other doctoring professions.

Clinical education and state-of-the-art treatment for patients

A problem-based approach to learning involving laboratory classes and clinical placement in a mentored environment provides the clinical and communication skills required for confident clinical practice. The Audiology section runs two clinics, one within the University and one within a major hospital in a key population growth areas of Sydney. These Clinics provide students with a wide range of hearing disorders for diagnosis and treatment. This depth of experience, backed by technical, clinical and academic resources provides a diverse learning environment for students and state-of-the-art treatment for clinical patients.

Cross-disciplinary education and graduate opportunities

Graduates of Audiology at Macquarie are prepared for careers in public and private health care to provide accurate testing, diagnosis and management of hearing disorders for both adults and children. Their interaction with cross-functional speech and hearing specialists and researchers prepare them for careers in teams dealing with disabled and special needs groups within the community. A strong foundation in technology and instrumentation provide the potential for futures in the hearing aid instrumentation and hearing technology industries, while options also exist for a research career in critical aspects of hearing science from fundamental to applied clinical research.

Audiology Section
(C5A building, Level 5)
Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Academic Enquiries: Dr Mridula Sharma
Phone: +61 2 9850 4863
Fax: +61 2 9850 9199

Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic - Audiology Services
Phone: +61 2 9850 2900

Administrative Enquiries (including enrolment)
Linguistics Postgraduate Office
Phone: +61 2 9850 7102
Address: Building C5A Room 560, Macquarie University NSW 2109

International Student Enquiries

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Audiology Clinic

Precise timing in hearing and hearing-related disorders

Associate Professor Catherine McMahon April 19 Colloquium

Watch and Listen

Info Evening 2012 As Dr. Mridula Sharma provides a program overview at the 2012 Audiology and Speech Pathology information

Catherine McMahonAs Associate Professor Catherine McMahon, talked about her experiences and the pathways through success in audiology.