NOAC: Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium

Welcome to the NOAC Website!

The University of Akron and Kent State University, in affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, offers the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree through the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC).

NOAC merges the strong assets of two university programs that focus on the scientific and clinical bases of audiology with the Cleveland Clinic Section of Audiology to provide students with exposure to the breadth and depth of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology. We are dedicated to providing world class education in Audiology.

The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of Akron, in association with the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium, is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

NOAC’s Joint Graduation

Our AuD students are enrolled at either Kent State or The University of Akron; however, as NOAC students, all experiences are shared, from our White Coat Ceremony at the start of First Year to Commencement.

In May 2017, we gathered at Kent State to celebrate our graduates; watch this video from 0.34 to .52 seconds to see faculty honor graduates with “AuD green” hoods.

Commencement for the Class of 2019 will be held at Kent State University.


2017 Recipient of Kenneth Berger Award

Congratulations to Molly Smeal, shown second from the right with the Berger family.  The Berger Award is given every year to an outstanding Third Year student, in memory of Dr. Kenneth Burger, a professor at Kent State University and the founder of the Berger Hearing Aid Museum.

Leadership in Audiology

Leen Nahouli (Class of 2018) is a recipient of the International Peace Scholarship awarded by the Philanthropic Educational Organization for international women who are full-time graduate students in an accredited university in the US. Leen is shown here with Dr. James Steiger and Dr. Kathyrn Sigal-Papp, who provided letters of support.