Description: Five Surprising Facts about Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists: Opportunities for Students and Resources for Educators

Presenter: Presenter: Judy Blackburn, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Recorded: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 4:00 PM (ET)

While students may have some idea what an audiologist or speech-language pathologist does, they may not be aware of the exciting opportunities in these professions. Students may think that audiologists only give people hearing tests for hearing aids, but do they know that audiologists also work in military settings to help veterans with hearing loss due to gunfire and explosions? Students may think that speech-language pathologists only help children fix speech errors, but do they know that speech-language pathologists also work in hospitals to help car crash survivors regain language and memory skills? This webinar will explore career options in audiology and speech-language pathology. We’ll provide resources to show your students what we do, where we work, and the educational pathways to get there. We’ll also take a look at how COVID-19 has changed the scene for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.