This study investigated the experiences of Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) graduate students and practicing Audiologists with prelingual hearing loss. Questions were asked regarding their childhood social and emotional experiences with hearing loss, and past and current use of accommodations in their program or practice. The online survey included multiple choice, Likert-scale, and open-ended questions. The first conclusion of this study was that the Au.D. students primarily utilized preferential seating and FM systems during their previous and current educational experiences. The second major conclusion was that Audiologists primarily utilized recorded speech materials or CDs in place of monitored live voice. FM systems, and modified stethosets were used frequently in their clinical practice. The third conclusion was that the Au.D. students noted an overall contentment in their roles as Au.D. students with hearing loss. The fourth and final conclusion was that the Audiologists noted a similar overall sense of contentment in their positions as Audiologists with hearing loss.


Goldberg, Donald


Communication Studies


Other Communication


Audiologists, Au.D. students, hearing loss, accommodations

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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