J Am Acad Audiol 2022; 33(01): 002-005
DOI: 10.1055/a-1669-4934

First Doctoral Degree Programs in Audiology in the U.S.A.

James Jerger
1   Northeastern University, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Two seminal events marked the development of audiology as a profession in the USA: (1) the introduction of the first Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) training program in audiology at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, and (2) the development of the first audiological doctorate (AuD: Doctor of Audiology) training program at the Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. In this paper, I trace the events leading up to the birth of each degree. They are both interesting stories.


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Publication History

Received: 01 October 2021

Accepted: 11 October 2021

Accepted Manuscript online:
14 October 2021

Article published online:
11 July 2022

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