University of the Pacific Doctor of Audiology Program

By November 8, 2014News and Events

Program directors and advisory board members gather at Lulu’s Restaurant following their first meeting on September 25, 2014


Marin Hearing Center’s Becky Bingea, AuD, has been invited to join a select group of northern California audiologists on the Advisory Board for the new University of the Pacific Doctor of Audiology Program in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in San Francisco.

A statewide audiologist shortage makes this new program critically important to both regional and state health care systems. The program will continue UOP’s long history of producing graduates who are highly skilled health care practitioners. UOP’s Doctor of Audiology program will be the first in Northern California and will serve a cohort of 20-22 students per year. The first class of UOP’s Doctor of Audiology students is targeted to begin in the Fall of 2015.

Dr. Bingea notes that this program will assist significantly in filling the great need for audiologists in California and create professionals with deep ties to their communities. “UOP is building a high-quality doctoral program emphasizing the cutting-edge technology and clinical expertise that are essential to the new generation of audiologists.”