Outstanding Pass Rates in the 112th Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology National Examination at Asia University

  • 2023-10-15
  • CIAE
picture 11Asia University's Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Department has achieved impressive results in the 112th Audiology Specialist and Speech-Language Pathologist National Examinations. Both examinations had pass rates exceeding 90%, significantly surpassing the national average. In the Audiology Specialist National Examination, Asia University's Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology department dominated the top 10, with five graduates achieving these positions. Notably, recent graduate Weng Tsai-Li earned the second-place title of "Runner-Up" in the Audiology Specialist Examination. The announcement of these results was met with jubilation from the entire department.

Prof. Sheng Hwa Chen, Chair of the Department and Vice Dean of the College of Medical and Health Science observed that graduates of Asia University's Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Department have shown outstanding performance and are highly sought after in the job market. The department maintains a 100% employment rate, with an average monthly salary exceeding 60,000 NTD. Additionally, numerous alumni have secured positions in prominent hearing aid companies with annual salaries exceeding one million NTD.

 Prof. Sheng Hwa Chen stated that in this year's 112th National Examination results, Asia University's Audiology Specialist National Examination had a pass rate of 93.33%, surpassing the national average of 88.5%. Similarly, the pass rate for Asia University's Speech-Language Pathologist National Examination was 91.18%, exceeding the national average of 85.49%. In the Audiology Specialist National Examination, Asia University secured five of the top 10 positions, including Weng Tsai-Li in second place, Lin Jia Min in fourth place, Chang Ching-Wen in fifth place, Chang Cheng- Chieh in ninth place, and Yang Yu-An in tenth place.

Prof. Sheng emphasized that the outstanding achievements of the department's graduates can be attributed to several key factors:
  1. The school's substantial investment in equipment and long-term resources.
  2. The presence of experienced faculty with a solid background in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, who can effectively synthesize theory and practical applications.
  1. The dedicated efforts of the students in their learning journey.
Students at the department have been exposed to active learning methods since their freshman year. Teachers have encouraged them to cultivate independent critical thinking skills and a proactive learning attitude. This long-term educational approach has deepened and broadened their knowledge base, enabling them to seamlessly connect classroom learning with practical applications and establish a clear logical framework.

The school has also allocated over 40 million NTD to assist the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Department in establishing the nation's finest Audiology laboratories and Speech-Language Pathology internship centers. These facilities are equipped with international-standard instruments, providing students with hands-on experience and enhancing their learning efficiency.

picture 12Prof. Sheng further mentioned that one of the department's standout features is the provision of free national examination preparation courses. This allows students to concentrate fully and make a strong final push. In the second semester of their senior year, the department offers intensive certification preparation courses, during which instructors condense the key points of all examination subjects, enabling students to systematically review their materials and adequately prepare for the national examinations.
Student Weng Tsai-Li, who achieved the remarkable feat of being the runner-up in the national Audiology examination, shared her approach to preparation. She stated that during the national examination preparation course, she followed the course syllabus with her instructors to review, gained an understanding of the examination's focus, and then prepared for each specific subject accordingly. After mastering each subject, she diligently solved past exam questions, reorganized important topics and supplementary materials into new notes, and thoroughly reviewed them multiple times just before the examination. She expressed deep gratitude to the guidance provided by her department's teachers and the support from the school. She hopes to contribute to the field of Audiology in the future.
Prof. Sheng explained that graduates of Asia University's Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology department are highly competitive both domestically and internationally, enjoying excellent prospects in the job market. Their employment rate is 100%, and they receive competitive salaries, with an average monthly salary exceeding 60,000 NTD. Several alumni have secured positions at major hearing aid companies, earning annual salaries exceeding one million NTD. Additionally, many alumni pursue further studies, such as alumna Huang Yu-Hsuan, who was admitted to Northwestern University's Clinical Audiology doctoral program, ranked fourth in the United States. Another alumna, Liao Ting-Yi, has earned a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida State University, passed the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) examination, and is working as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Many other alumni have been accepted into Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology graduate programs at various institutions, preparing to become advanced professionals and engage in research in the field.