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Is AAA Thwarting Efforts for Audiologists to Obtain Professional Autonomy, as Some Claim?

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) is, by far, the largest professional organization in Audiology, but the much smaller Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) is gaining members at a record pace. According to ADA, the group has gained more than 120 new members this year. A probable cause of this sudden growth in ADA…

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Burdens of Hearing Loss and Dementia Expected to Put Pressure on Current System

If you’re a newly minted Doctor of Audiology, chances are good that by the end of your career you will see a near doubling of the number of people with hearing loss in the United States. Fueled mainly by a steady shift toward older adults, a recent report in JAMA-Otolaryngology, indicated that by 2060 more…

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One Canadian Audiologist’s Saga to be Called Doctor

ONTARIO, CANADA — Due to Canadian law, Guelph, Ontario audiologist Brenda Berge, who obtained her doctorate in audiology from Ball State University in Indiana, is barred from using the prefix “Dr.” before her name. Berge was recently slapped with a three-month suspension and almost $100,000 in costs for using the title by the College of…

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