Associate Professor Isa KAYA
Assistant Professor Ufuk MERT
The program started education in 1991. It provides education as formal education. The aim of the program is to train health personnel who can perform various tests related to the diagnosis and evaluation of hearing loss and balance disorders. An audiometrist graduated from this department performs various subjective and objective tests using appropriate devices under the supervision of experts to diagnose the hearing loss and balance disorder of the patients, and records the information about the type and level of the patient's hearing loss and the patient's cooperation obtained from the test results in the test form. Graduates are included in hearing screening programs. They take earmold measurements for the hearing aid application, measures the gain and output values of the appropriate devices and makes the settings. They give necessary information to the patient and/or patient's relative about the procedures to be performed.
In the program, Audiometry branch courses such as Clinical Audiometry, Hearing Aids, Pediatric Audiology, ENT Diseases, Fundamentals of Audiology are given theoretically and practically. Basic Health courses are also included.
Training Application Areas and Program Opportunities:
Students have the opportunity to do their summer practices and summer internships in the Phoniatris laboratory, hearing and balance disorders laboratory, hearing aid and cochlear implant research and application laboratory, 4 audiometry laboratories and hearing impaired education unit in Ege University ENT Department.
Employment Profiles of Graduates:
Hospitals, Universities and Research Centers, Government Institutions, Private Clinics, Special Education and Rehabilitation Centers, newborn hearing screening programs in hearing aid companies. Detection and evaluation and rehabilitation of hearing and balance problems, prevention of hearing loss that may occur in noisy environments, hearing aid application and rehabilitation are special fields that graduates can be employed.
Transition to Higher Degree Programs:
In line with the relevant legislation of YÖK, vertical transfer can be made to the departments of Audiology, Physics and Teaching for the Hearing Impaired.
Information for Prospective Students:
A. Conditions for the optional foreign language preparatory class:
In this program, there is no foreign language preparatory class application. Students are obliged to take foreign language I and II courses in the first semester of the academic year. If the student has successfully completed these courses or the courses corresponding to these courses at another university; or if he/she gets at least 60 points in the exemption exam held by our university at the beginning of the semester, he/she has the right to be exempted.
B. Conditions regarding internship, education model (how many semesters are applied in a year, practical training in sectors and enterprises, etc.), industry-based education internship, how applied education is carried out and whether internships can be done outside the province where the relevant higher education institution is located:
In this program, freshmen have only one semester (spring semester) practice courses per year. The total practice hours of the "vestibular system and vestibulemetric", "phoniatrics" and "fundamentals of audiology II" courses in the first year spring semester are 4 hours.
Sophomores have practical classes in one year and over two semesters (spring and fall terms). The total practice hours of the "clinical audiometry I, pediatric audiology I, hearing aids I" courses in the fall semester of the second year is 14. In the spring semester, the total practice hour of the "clinical audiometry II, pediatric audiology II, hearing aids II" courses is 14.
At Ege University ENT Department, students have the opportunity to do their summer practices and summer internships. Year-round applications are made only here. The student has the right to do the summer internship in/outside the province and at the hospitals deemed appropriate by the program coordinator and advisor.
*Due to the pandemic conditions, students complete their year-long practices and summer internships as case discussion, simulation practice, and case assignments in the digital environment since the spring semester of 2019-2020. Depending on the course of the pandemic, it will be decided that the year-round practices and summer internship will be done face-to-face in the hospital or digitally.
C. Conditions for clothing and equipment materials required by the profession:
It is obligatory to wear a white apron during face-to-face applications and summer internships.
D. Cost of consumables, tools and equipment to be used in course applications, conditions regarding tuition expenses in return for exams, materials and education and training services:
Devices in Ege University ENT Department are used in face-to-face applications and summer internships. Therefore, no expense is available.
E. The content of the program, the conditions of the campus/premises where the faculty, college and vocational school are located:
The Audiometry Program is located in the Atatürk Health Services Vocational School building in İzmir Bornova Ege University Campus.
Phoniatry laboratory is located at Ege University ENT Department.