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Audiology Listed Among Highest Paying Jobs for People Who Want to Work Less Than 40 Hours Per Week

According to Business Insider, audiology was rated among the top careers in 2017 that provide good pay and also offer a good work-life balance. The top 16 careers in this year’s list were chosen from among 478 occupations in the US, using the Minnesota Population Center’s 2015 American Community Survey Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.…

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Australian Consumer Commission Puts Hearing Aid Industry “On Notice” Over Business Practices

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — Coinciding with World Hearing Day, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a new report that puts the “hearing aid sector on notice”. The report, Issues around the sale of hearing aids, encourages industry reform, such as reconsidering commissions, disclosure and sales practices. The ACCC is Australia’s competition regulator and is tasked…

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American Academy of Audiology Adds “Audiology Technician Affiliate” as New Membership Category

RESTON, VIRGINIA — The American Academy of Audiology (AAA), acknowledging the increasing roles for support personnel in the audiology clinic, has announced the creation of a new membership category: Audiology Technician Affiliate. The new membership option was decided upon after the Academy’s Audiology Assistant Subcommittee evaluated member feedback over the past two years, examining the…

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New Audiology Assistant Training Program Available Online

MILL CREEK, WASHINGTON — In a February 15th press release, The Kingham Collective announced the release of the all new online training program, Audiology Assistant Training Online. The new program was developed to provide the industry another tool to train for the increasing role of Audiology Assistants or Technicians.   Founded in 2016, The Kingham…

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Audiologist Among the Least Stressful Jobs of 2017

Amid technological and regulatory disruptions, stressors known to many of us, the profession of audiology, at least to those on the outside, remains one of the least stressful jobs in the US. According to CareerCast, audiology ranked fourth among a group of professions, sandwiched between Hair Stylist and University Professors, considered to be the least…

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New User-Friendly Tinnitus Programs Have Potential to Meet Demand

Tinnitus is a condition affecting upwards of 15% of the population and many bothered by the condition may be under served. That according a recent JAMA Otolaryngology article, which concluded there is a significant opportunity for hearing care professionals to get more actively involved in the long-term care and management of patients experiencing bothersome tinnitus.…

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Attention Enterprising Clinicians & Students: DOL Sponsoring Noise Abatement Contest

WASHINGTON, DC — Noise induced hearing loss continues to be a public health condition of significant magnitude.  According to the National Institutes of Health, 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. In 2015, U.S. businesses paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise. Further,…

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Academy to Honor Several at Upcoming Convention

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — In addition to HHTM’s very own Dr. Wayne Staab receiving the prestigious Samuel F. Lybarger Award for Achievements in Industry, several other notable individuals will be receiving awards when the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) holds its annual AudiologyNow convention next week in Phoenix.   Jerger Award for Research in Audiology: Ruth A.…

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It wasn’t just a job: It was personal!

Dear Friends, As many of you have already read, I have retired from Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) after four extremely rewarding years as a founding editor. But before leaving the scene, I have some parting words for our readers, whom I have been writing for and about for longer than I could ever have…

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hi HealthInnovations’ hearing test: Will it steer patients to or away from hearing professionals?

 By David H. Kirkwood MINNETONKA, MN—Hearing care providers have long believed that a recommendation from a primary-care physician (PCP) is one of the most compelling factors in motivating people to get help for their hearing loss. That’s why for years the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) marketed to GPs, family practitioners, and internal medicine physicians, urging…

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