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Department of Audiology

The Department of Audiology was established within the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation sciences (USWR) in 2009. The department is located in USWR in the northern part of Tehran, Iran.

The department is active in teaching theoretical and clinical subjects and also intensely research-active. Therefore, the academics and students are engaged in a variety of research activities.

While many students graduated, numerous students are currently studying in our department.  In this world class department, all staff is committed to exemplary professional behavior, collaboration and support.

The department welcomes national and also international students at postgraduate levels.


What is Audiology?

Audiology is a branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders. As one of the main discipline of rehabilitation, audiology involves evaluation, treatment, and conservation of the hearing and/or balance systems of the human audio-vestibular system. Specially trained health care professionals known as audiologists provide this care. Audiologists can work individually or as part of a health care or rehabilitation team and use their professional skills to improve the quality of life for patients.

Employing various testing strategies (e.g. hearing tests, otoacoustic emission measurements, videonystagmography, and electrophysiology tests), audiology aims to determine whether someone can hear within the normal range, and if not, which portions of hearing (high, middle, or low frequencies) are affected and to what degree. If an audiologist determines that a hearing loss or vestibular abnormality is present, he or she will provide recommendations to a patient as to what options (e.g. hearing aid, cochlear implants, appropriate medical referrals) may be of assistance.



Our vision is to train and prepare the highest quality audiology students in the world. And our mission is to introduce students with the latest world knowledge of Audiology and to perform innovative research. Toward achieving the aforementioned vision and mission, our academic staff works incredibly hard to provide excellent research and dynamic education. Throughout this aim we work in collaboration with other universities at national and international levels.



The department of audiology trains postgraduate students focusing on neuroscience of hearing, language and balance.

The students of our department have access to the comprehensive advanced study and clinical training, library and recreation facilities of the only rehabilitation university in Iran and in the region.


Services We Offer

We provide adult and pediatric comprehensive diagnostic testing and rehabilitation services for hearing and balance disorders, including:


              Audiology Services

              Complete Adult and Pediatric Audiological Evaluation

              Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-up

              School Screening Follow-up

              Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)

              Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)

              Vestibular (Balance) Services

              Elecronystagmography (ENG)

              Dizziness and balance assessment

              Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)

              Tinnitus (Head Noise) Services

              Tinnitus Evaluation

              Tinnitus Rehabilitation (Neuromonics – Tinnitus Treatment)

              Amplification Services

              Adult Amplification Services

              Pediatric Amplification Evaluation & Fitting (hearing aids, FMs, assistive listening devices)

              Pediatric Earmolds, Swimmolds, & Hearing Protection

              Central Auditory Processing Services

              Central Auditory Processing Assessment

              Central Auditory Processing Rehabilitation


Our People

A number of academics and administrative staff are the cornerstone in our departmental operations. They provide support for students and the program.


Department of Audiology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Koodakyar End Close, Student Blvd, Post Code: 1985713834, Tehran, Iran.

Tel: (+98) 21- 22180066


More Information

More information can be found at the following link:  http://audiology.uswr.ac.ir/