What is an audiologist?
Audiologists are professionals engaged in autonomous practice to promote healthy hearing, communication competency and quality of life for people of all ages through the prevention, identification, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing, auditory function, balance and other related systems (ASHA, 2004).
For more information:
Undergraduate studies in Audiology
Postgraduate studies in Audiology
What is a speech-language-therapist?
The practice of speech-language pathology includes prevention, diagnosis, habilitation and rehabilitation of communication, swallowing or other upper aerodigestive disorders, elective modification of communication behaviours and enhancement of communication (ASHA, 2001).
For more information:
Undergraduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology
Postgraduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology
Applications for undergraduate studies are welcome from all interested candidates who meet the requirements for admission as determined in the general selection regulations of the Faculty of Humanities.
Information on the departmental selection procedure and entrance requirements can be found in the Faculty of Humanities Undergraduate Brochure.
The deadline for applications is before June 30th of the preceding year and will be subject to a departmental selection process.
In the past, applicants were expected to write tests as part of the selection procedure. These tests, including the NBT, are not required any longer. Applicants will thus be selected on the strength of their academic achievement (Grade 11, 12 and/or the academic record of previous years of study at a university) alone. This arrangement pertains to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology only; other departments may have other specifications.
For more information on the application procedure, please contact Ms Naniki Rakolle at [email protected] or Ms Bonga Tshebe at [email protected] at Student Administration.
Useful links and resources
National Professional Organisations
South African Speech-Language and Hearing Association
South African Association of Audiologists
International Professional Organisations
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Academy of Audiology
International Society of Audiology