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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Down the Rabbit Hole

  “Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I’ll come up: if not, I’ll stay down here till I’m somebody else.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland I’ve just returned from the 2016 AAA conference in Phoenix. As usual, the days and evenings were a…

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You Do Your Thing and I’ll Do Mine: Ethical Considerations In Audiologic Treatment of Hearing Impairment

In the last several months, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss clinical practice policies of a number of audiology practice sites with both audiologists and AuD students. I’ve also had several conversations with various private practice offices as I attempted to find an appropriate office to which I could refer patients moving away from my…

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Celebrating birthdays: AAA’s twenty-fifth and our second

By David H. Kirkwood As AudiologyNOW! gets under way today in Anaheim, I‘d like to congratulate the American Academy of Audiology on its 25th birthday and its 25th annual convention. I’m sure the 2013 edition, like each of the previous 20 or so, will again attract the largest turnout of audiologists and audiology students anywhere…

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