Alexa Madrigal Career Director


Bachelors: 3 years 

In the last century otorhinolaryngology appeared as a science that unites the study of three organs linked by their physiology (ear, nose and larynx). Later on, it was divided into three branches, one of them being Otology (from the Greek otos-ear and logy-study), which is in charge of the study of the pathologies of the auditory system. 

As Otology grew, a new branch appeared called Audiology, a term first used by Carhart in 1945, defined as part of Otology that deals with the study of hearing, both in a normal ear and in a hearing impaired patient (hearing loss). 

Audiology is a young and rapidly evolving science, which had an important development and strengthening from the Second World War, an event that motivated countless investigations that profiled it as an area of health in charge of preserving and enhancing human communication. 

The School of Audiology warmly welcomes you. In this space you will have the opportunity to find the necessary information about the professional profile and the curriculum of this fascinating career.

Audiology is the science of health in which you will have the opportunity to work with people of all ages, from newborns to older adults; focusing on the prevention, detection, diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing and balance disorders.

The School of Audiology at Universidad Santa Paula is a pioneer in the development of this discipline in Central America and the Caribbean, training highly specialized professionals for over 20 years and committed to improving the quality of life of people, whose training allows them to develop the skills necessary to provide their services with the highest level of professionalism, also focused on the comprehensive and interdisciplinary care of people.

Alexa Madrigal J., M.Sc.

Director of the School of Audiology

The Audiologist is the professional who specializes in the prevention, identification, diagnostic evaluation, rehabilitation and/or empowerment education and counseling of people with hearing (both peripheral and central) and balance disorders, as well as their families. 

  • Hospitals and clinics (public and private)
  • Private practices
  • Hearing aid laboratory
  • Educational establishments (regular and special education)
  • Social institutions
  • Community outreach work.
  • Occupational hearing health programs