MA is an abbreviation of Master of Arts. A graduate degree, from a University received after a 4 year bachelor’s degree has been earned. An Audiologist who holds a Master of Arts degree specializing in the field of Audiology has completed at least 6 years of formal university education after a high school diploma.
Audiologists hold masters or doctoral degrees from accredited universities with special training in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. Audiologists are required to complete a full-time internship and pass a demanding national competency examination. By virtue of their graduate education, professional certification and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professionals to perform hearing tests, refer patients for medical treatment, recommend and dispense hearing aids, and provide hearing rehabilitation services.