In addition to a competitive four-year residential program, Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) is now offering a three-year track to interested and qualified students. All students complete the same courses which prepare graduates to diagnose, treat and manage patients with hearing and balance disorders.
Five-year-old Hailey Tran was born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss caused by damage to the inner ear or sensory organ – the cochlea and associated structures – or the vestibulocochlear nerve. It is generally permanent and can be mild, moderate, severe, profound or total. She recently received a loaner hearing aid from the Pennsylvania Ear Institute (PEI).
Salus University has completed two new articulation agreements with Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pa., for Doctor of Audiology degree programs.
When audiology students passed their comprehensive exams, George Osborne, PhD, DDS, founding dean of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology – now the Osborne College of Audiology - liked to call each one of them personally because he wanted to be the first one to refer to them as “doctor.”
The goal of the workshops is to provide an update on current science in the specific topic of study of the workshop, review clinical implications and provide hands-on training using the tools and techniques discussed in order to improve clinical practice. Designed for current audiology practitioners/educators/clinicians, the workshops are intended to have an immediate impact on the participants’ clinical service delivery.