Free Online Audiology Courses from Top Universities

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There are several online audiology courses offered free by top universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Open University. Read on to learn more about audiology and speech, hearing, and music.
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Free Audiology Courses

Students wishing to learn about audiology can take classes from two universities that offer online learning for free. The courses include topics like speech and hearing, how the ear works and the way music is perceived.

Open University

Students looking for audiology courses at this university can find two free courses available through the OpenLearn system. Courses provide an advanced overview of the outer, middle and inner ear and teach key information about human language.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Five audiology courses are available through MIT's OpenCourseWare. Classes teach on the biology of the ear, the cochlea's function and mechanics, speech and auditory biophysics, inner-ear development and hearing loss. A special class dealing with music perception touches on psychology and the personality/culture of music. Students also have the opportunity to study hearing through experimental approaches and explore acoustic signals to gain a better understanding of the physiology of the ear.

Free Online Audiology Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Hearing course from Open University Graduate Text No Yes No
From Sound to Meaning: Hearing, Speech and Language from Open University Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
The Peripheral Auditory System course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Molecular Biology for the Auditory System course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text No Yes Yes
Modeling Issues in Speech and Hearing course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Music Perception and Cognition course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Physiology of the Ear course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

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    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Nursing
      • MS in Nursing
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Special Education
      • Education Specialist - Special Education
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Special Education
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    Master's
      • M.Ed. in Special Education: Cross-Categorical
      • M.Ed. in Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education-ITL
      • M.Ed. in Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education-NITL
      • MBA: Health Systems Management
      • MS in Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major)
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
      • BS in Health Care Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education
      • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education (Non-Licensure; Family Friendly)
    Master's
      • MS in Education - Special Education (Non-Licensure; Accelerated)
      • MS in Education - Special Education (Non-Licensure; Grades K-12)
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services
    Certificate
      • Diploma: Medical Assisting
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education - Special Education
      • Ph.D. in Education - Special Education
      • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Special Education
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program - NILD Educational Therapy
      • M.Ed. in K-12 Special Education - General Curriculum Licensure
      • M.Ed. in K-12 Special Education - Non-Licensure
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Special Education, M.Ed.-Emphasis in Alternative Licensing
      • Special Education, M.Ed.-Endorsement in Special Education Generalist
    Bachelor's
      • Special Education, B.A. without Licensure
      • Special Education, M. Ed. without Licensure
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education - Special Education
      • Master of Business Administration - Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. General Studies - Life Sciences
      • B.S. Healthcare Administration
    Associate's
      • A.S. General Studies - Life Sciences

Featured Schools

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Purdue University Global

  • MS in Nursing

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Northcentral University

  • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
  • Education Specialist - Special Education

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Grand Canyon University

  • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Special Education
  • M.Ed. in Special Education: Cross-Categorical
  • BS in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major)

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Walden University

  • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education
  • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education (Non-Licensure; Family Friendly)
  • MS in Education - Special Education (Non-Licensure; Accelerated)
  • MS in Education - Special Education (Non-Licensure; Grades K-12)

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
  • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services
  • Diploma: Medical Assisting

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Education - Special Education
  • Ph.D. in Education - Special Education
  • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program - NILD Educational Therapy
  • M.Ed. in K-12 Special Education - General Curriculum Licensure

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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Keiser University

  • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant

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