AUDIOLOGY & SPEECH THERAPY

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology also known as BASLP is a four-year programme that is evenly distributed in theoretical learning and clinical practice. The programme includes techniques and methods that are helpful in diagnosing and curing hearing, speech, and balance-related disorders amongst individuals. The course imparts education regarding various disorders related to speaking and listening. Clinical practice helps individuals in treating these disorders and helping clients recover from these problems. There various career options available after completing the BASLP course in India.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: Candidates need to pass 10+2 examination with Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics & Physics as their main subject.
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50% Candidates need to secure at least 50% marks from any recognized board.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) Admission Process:

Admissions are done on the basis of the eligibility set by the respective colleges and marks scores in the class 12 exams. But in some colleges, they conduct their own entrance exams for the admission of BASLP programmes. Following are some exams basis through which BASLP admissions are done:

  • AIIMS UG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
  • NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
  • PGIMER UG Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER UG Entrance Exam
  • GGSIPU UG Entrance Exam
  • Manipal University Entrance Exam

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) Syllabus

First Year:

Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology Psychology Related to Speech and Hearing Basic Acoustic and Electronics
Clinical Work (Speech Pathology) Introduction to Audiology Clinical Work (Audiology)
Introduction to Linguists Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology

Second Year:

Childhood Communication Disorders Educational Audiology Diagnostic Audiology
Amplification and Assistive Devices for Hearing Articulation and Phonological Disorders Otorhinolaryngology
Community Oriented Professional Particles in Speech-Language Pathology Voice and Laryngectomy Basic Statistics and Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Clinical Work (Speech Pathology) Clinical Work (Audiology)

Third Year:

Fluency and its Disorders Rehabilitative Audiology Neuro-motor Speech Disorders
Noise Measurement and Hearing Conservation Adult Neuro-communication Disorders Clinical Work (Speech Pathology)
Paediatric Audiology

Fourth Year:

6 months of training in speech and hearing department and hospitals associated with the institute or special schools 6 months in various setups that are tied up with the respective institute

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) Career Options and Job Prospects

Awareness regarding speech and hearing disorders in India has increased and so have their treatment centres. There are various NGOs, health care establishments, public as well as private hospitals. Government has also started various initiatives to spread awareness regarding these disorders and various profiles are offered to BASLP graduates who are eager to work in these initiatives. Following are some popular profiles available after BASLP courses:

  • Audiologist
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Speech Pathology Reader
  • Lecturer in Special Schools
  • BASLP Professor
  • Researcher
  • Speech-Language Counsellor

Salary offered after the Bachelor of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (BASLP) programme varies from profile to profile and the knowledge of the candidate. Fresh graduates can expect a salary between Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 5 lakh. Experienced individuals who teach at colleges or take up research in this field can also get lucrative packages up to Rs. 7.5 lakh.

BASLP Salary in India

The requirement of qualified Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Specialists in India exceeds the actual number of specialists available in the sector. As a result, qualified specialists can find several profitable employment opportunities in different areas.

  • The popular areas for the profitable employment of qualified Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Specialists in India are Government hospitals, Private hospitals, NGOs, Hearing aid manufacturers, Health care establishments, and in academic fields – teaching in special schools.
  • The professionals who get employed in the above areas are responsible for several related activities like Conducting clinical activities and taking care of patients, Conducting research on speech and hearing problems, Teaching at special schools and universities and Dispensing hearing aids and related assistive devices.

The various job profiles, along with their respective descriptions and the annual average salary is given below :

Job Profiles Job Description Average Annual Salary
Audiologist They are responsible for conducting clinical activities with patients. They specialize in Auditory Balance, Geriatrics, Cochlear Implants, Pediatrics, Hearing Aids, Tinnitus, and Auditory Processing, and more. INR 5,00,833
Clinical Supervisor They are responsible for overseeing individual casework. They promote the development of counseling skills and approaches focusing on assessments and evaluations. They address ethical and legal issues within mental health counseling as well. INR 4,09,540
Speech Pathology Reader They are in charge of preventing, diagnosing, assessing, and treating speech, cognitive-communication, language, social communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. INR 2,99,690
Lecturer in Special Schools They are responsible for teaching small groups of pupils. They focus on individual approaches and methods by preparing lessons, conventionally meeting the needs of an individual child. They use special equipment and employ specialist skills for teaching children with special needs. INR 3,73, 801
Teacher They are responsible for creating lesson plans and teaching those lessons to the entire class, individually to the students or in small groups, is their responsibility. They create conventional tests for the students and continually track their progress. INR 3,02,804
Researcher They are responsible for monitoring progress on research projects. They also perform experiments that can provide better methods of teaching and treating people with hearing and speech disorders. INR 6,74, 340

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