Supply and Demand in the Audiology Labor Market, Part 4

The Audiology Labor Force series showed a stationary, or possibly decreasing, audiology workforce from 2000-2015, despite a median nominal wage increase of $2100/year over the same period (see feature image).  Does this mean that our profession lacks career appeal?   Probably not, considering audiology’s consistently high ranking in “best jobs” lists compiled by US News…

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Demand an Audiologist, but will there be one available?

by Barry A. Freeman, Ph.D. and Ian Windmill, Ph.D. In the January/February AAA President’s Message, Dr. Ian Windmill discusses the recent FDA, NAS, and legislative activities surrounding affordability and accessibility to hearing care.  He notes that Audiology “suffers from an access issue. There simply are not enough audiologists…to meet current demand” and we shouldn’t be surprised by…

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2017 New Year’s Resolution:  Demand an Audiologist

At the turn of the century, the American Academy of Audiology launched its “Ask an Audiologist” branding campaign. The marketing goals were to familiarize the US public with the profession of audiology and make it a household term, figuratively ensconced in the medicine cabinet next to the box of Band-Aids®.  Just as consumers reach for…

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Present Situation Be Damned, Full Speed Ahead

The Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare was reviewed, state-by-state, last week.  This week brings another table (below) of dubious data collected with sincere effort to try to estimate the ACA’s impact on Audiologists. Requests for updates and corrections last week went unheeded.  Logical explanations, in order of probability, are 1) nobody reads this column except Harvey…

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Student Loans Slow Economic Recovery — It’s Personal

It is a big social experiment that we’ve accidentally decided to engage in. Let’s send a whole class of people out into their professional lives with a negative net worth starting at minus tens of thousands of dollars. Those minus signs have psychological impact and a dollars-and-cents impact on what you can afford, too. {{1}}[[1]]Paraphrase of a…

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