Unison Could Be the Catalyst for Lasting Change

By Michael Collins, AuD In a post earlier this year, I discussed what I believe to be audiology’s greatest enemy: Ourselves. One commenter, who seemed to agree with the overall premise of my post, quoted Karl Strom in response: “More than ever before, the professions of dispensing audiology and hearing aid specialists need each other. A…

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Cultivating a Welcoming Space

By Lolly Wigall The calendar says spring.  But, where I live the official last frost date is May 31.  So, spring is a couple of months away.  It doesn’t matter to me that I can’t be outside playing in the dirt.  I am planning gardens, both at home and at the church.  Garden planning is…

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Making a List – Checking It Twice: Someone’s Been Very Naughty

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Over the past several months, the Crabby Audiologist has been doing a little historical review of Audiology’s transition from a tiny, barely known profession to one that’s made it onto the 10 Best Jobs List the last several years running. In that transition, no one can deny the importance of ASHA’s…

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With Friends Like These, Continued….

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Let’s have a talk about Medicare and Medicaid. If you are not crabby now, you will be by the time you finish reading this. The relationship between Medicare/Medicaid and audiology is not a pretty story. Way back in the early 60’s when the Medicare law was being written, audiology was a…

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