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Supply and Demand of Audiologists in the US, part 3

by Kelli Marquardt, BS (applied mathematics and economics)  Post 1 and post 2 described the model, identification strategy, and data. Today’s post summarizes the results of the estimation from a regression equation using year fixed effects.1,2 Specifically, a two stage linear regression analysis for supply and demand is used: Stage 1: Estimates of wage by…

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Supply and Demand of Audiologists in the US

by Kelli Marquardt, BS (applied mathematics and economics)  The supply of audiologists in the US is not on track to cover the rising demand in the next 30 years (Windmill & Freeman, 2013, 2017).  This post summarizes on-going economic analyses in a pilot study of the US market for audiologists. The study goals are to…

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The Costco Way: Ya Gotta Eat and Ya Oughta Hear

But ya don’t gotta see an audiologist to hear better, if you do it the Costco Way.  That Way is putting pressure on the traditional medical model of hearing aid dispensing, which is under siege from all quarters — Big Boxes, Internet, PSAPs, OTC legislation, Hearables — and is not likely to sustain in its…

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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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How Much and How Low, Audiology Workforce part 2

Last week’s post described a world of audiology in which median wage has increased by $2100/year on average for the last 15 years, yet the audiology workforce has remained flat.  This scenario, shown in the feature image above, is alarming.  Moreover, it is unusual.  Other healthcare professions don’t roll like this.  Today’s post looks at…

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