audiology degree costs

Poor Student Posts: Ball and Chain

A Shocking Picture   Residential AuD programs are a tough sell.  That’s the self-evident interpretation of  our survey analyses over the past three posts by Guest Editor Kevin Liebe, AuD, summarized in Figure 1 (below).    Moreover, degrees that are equivalent in the marketplace in terms of authority to practice under state licensure come with…

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To Be or Not To Be an Audiologist

Investing in a doctoring degree in Audiology hinges on expectations and outcomes that should be anchored in real data.  We’re not there yet, but discussing it is a start.  Last week left off here:  it boils down to  doing a self-examination of expectations and anticipations in order to forecast whether the graduate degree is a…

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Government Regulation of Hearing Healthcare, part 2

Several posts ago, Hearing Economics looked at the Supply Curve in a free market and likened independent Audiologists to wheat farmers, in the sense that they exercise little if any influence on Pricing.  That post evoked comment from a regular reader: C:  Holly, you using the analogy of how hearing aid professionals are like wheat…

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Back to the Future, Part V: The Sheer Volume of It

Editor’s note:  This series follows predictions by Lars Kolind[1] in the 1990s.   Post #1 considered Audiologists as retailers; Post #2 , Post #3 and Post #6 looked at effects of new forms of competition on retailing and independent practices; Post #4 and Post #5 looked at Big Manufacturers’ innovations and retail distribution of product.  Lars Kolind’s Prediction #V:  It will be increasingly difficult to base a hearing healthcare…

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