What is the SAA?

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology.

The primary goal of the SAA is to provide students with opportunities for information, resources, leadership, mentorship, and student-to-student networking as they progress through their educational programs and transition to professional status.

What is NOAC?

NOAC stands for the Northeast Ohio Au.D consorium. It is the joint Doctorate of Audiology program of The University of Akron, Kent State University, and the Cleveland Clinic. Audiologists are hearing care specialists who provide evaluation and treatment for individuals with hearing impairments.

The University of Akron and Kent State University are nationally recognized for their strong audiology programs and are ideally suited to offer a collaborative professional doctorate. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is internationally recognized as providing excellent health care. The collaborative nature of the Au.D. program merges the assets of these two strong audiology programs and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation into one unified professional doctorate degree program. The structure of our Au.D. program results in optimal use of the schools' resources and represents a logical evolution of the schools' previous masters degree programs. Additionally, students obtain a broader range of experiences through placements at the Cleveland Clinic and its satellite facilities, as well as at other excellent health facilities in the Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown area. Research opportunities are available at both universities and at the Cleveland Clinic.  

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