Clinical Burnout in Audiology: Part II

Last week we discussed the issue of burnout among clinicians who provide clinical services to patients each day. While there are not a lot of studies that specifically reflect audiology, there is one that was reported in New Zealand.   In the International Audiology Journal, Stevens, Searchfield and Huggard (2012) of The Goodfellow Unit of the Department of…

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Clinical Burnout in Audiology: Part 1

It is tough becoming a clinical audiologist.  These days in the US there are the eight years of school, practicum, and  politics required to obtain the credentials to work with hearing impaired patients.  After such a rigorous process, the motivation to find a position and begin a practice to interact with patients each day is seemingly insurmountable.  Audiologists often…

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