AuD Dilemma: The Rise of Quasiology

By Kevin Liebe, Au.D. In a previous post, Dr. Barry Freeman discussed some of the very real challenges confronting audiology: a high dropout rate, a high attrition rate, and the fact that too few audiologists are graduating to meet the demographic demands created by an aging Baby Boomer generation in the coming decades. Despite calls…

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Audiology, the Affordable Care Act & Beyond

By Neil DiSarno, Ph.D. Especially in the face of change, professional health associations play a key role for their members. A case in point: the steps taken by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in anticipation of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Annually, ASHA develops a public policy agenda and last year’s addressed…

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