In Malaysia, there are 3 universities offering Bachelor of Audiology with honours course which is the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Sains Malaysia USM) and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA). It is a 4 years course comprises of both theory and clinical practises.
This programme is designed to prepare undergraduates for professional and research career in the profession of audiology. It is a 4 years programme comprising of pre-clinical, clinical and clinical and dissertation. Audiology is the study of normal and disordered hearing and balances as both scientific discipline and clinical profession.
In the clinical profession, this is performed by conducting series of test in order to diagnose any hearing or balance disorders. In addition to diagnosing, it also involves preparing and performing individualised rehabilitation programmes to individuals with hearing and/or balance disorders.
The sub-specialisation in audiology include: clinical audiology, educational audiology, paediatric audiology, dispensing audiology, and industrial/military audiology. Audiologist work with patients/clients of all ages, dealing with assessment of hearing and/or balance, associated needs, provision of appropriate intervention, and assessment of benefit. They may be located close to or within ENT, primary care, paediatrics or occasionally education services.
Audiologists act in support roles for medical colleagues and in some circumstances may act as first-contact autonomous practitioners, with for example direct referral from primary care of from education or social services. Audiologists practice in many different areas such as: public and private hospitals, ministry of education, special school of the deaf, hearing service centres, private practice, universities, rehabilitation centres, industries and military.