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Speech Language Pathology / Audiology CareersSpeech Language Pathology Careers: The ability to communicate is one of the most important human functions. Any impairment of this ability can affect every aspect of a person's life. Professionals in the Speech-Language-Hearing field help patients deal with a broad range of disabilities, and conditions related to speech delays or difficulties of hearing.

The field of communication science and disorders of the speech, language and hearing includes a wide range of careers, including the following:

Audiologist (Doctor of Audiology): A Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) specializes in the diagnosis and management of hearing and balance related disorders. To become an audiologist, you must earn a doctoral degree (Au.D.) from an audiology accredited program by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Speech Language Pathologist: Speech Language Pathologists also known as Speech Therapists or Speech Pathologists, work with patients with voice, swallowing, language and speech disorders. To become a Speech Language Pathologist you must complete a Master's Degree program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

Speech, language and hearing scientist: Speech Language and Hearing Scientists research trends in communication sciences, and develop methods for diagnosing and treating individuals with speech, language and hearing problems. To qualify as a Speech Language and Hearing Scientist you must complete undergraduate courses in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, linguistics, psychology and speech-language-hearing science. You are then required to complete a Master's degree program.

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