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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Commoditization and Audiology in Large Hospital Settings

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Trying to understand the various contributors to the commoditization of audiology practice has led me in a number of different directions. Most recently I interviewed a number of AuD students about their academic and rotation experiences with private practice. This week, after publication of the 2015 US News and World Report…

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Muddying the Waters: the Mixed Message Dilemma

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Here’s the issue: for 90 to 95% of the individuals with sensorineural hearing loss seen by audiologists, the only treatment for the resulting communication difficulties is the use of some type of amplification system and acquiring the skills, competencies and knowledge to understand and manage the hearing loss in their daily…

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