The Fantasies of CEUs

Mike Metz takes a sharp-eyed look at the Continuing Education system for hearing health professionals.   For many years, Bob Sandlin and I provided continuing education courses throughout California, bringing various “authorities” to annual meetings in order to fulfill the continuing education requirements.  We followed what we thought was the intention of continuing education, even…

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Trade Shows, Manufacturer Symposia, and Other Professional Dilemmas

by Mike Metz   In April 2016, at the Phoenix Convention Center, the American Academy of Audiology held its 27th annual meeting.  The web site promised a large gathering of audiologists and lots of education.  It got me wondering.  Meeting duration is shortened.  Exhibitors were fewer.  Statistics on attendance are obscure.  What does all this…

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