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Department of Linguistics

Audiology Research

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.

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 (the Speech and Hearing Clinic) and one within a major hospital in a key population growth area 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.

Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic

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 research areas

Our overseas alliance

Staff within the Audiology Department are regular visitors to Malaysia and the Philippines to assist in teaching and the establishment of training programs in these countries. In recent years, students have travelled from China , Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Pakistan and India, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Zimbabwe to Macquarie to complete their professional training in Audiology. 

Academic links have been made with Capitol Medical University in Beijing and with the University of the Philippines in Manilla.

Overseas students interested in Audiology at Macquarie should contact Macquarie University International Students Office


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Dr Mridula Sharma
Phone: +61 2 9850 4863
: +61 2 9850 9352
Visit: S2.6, Rm 1.607, AHH
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