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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With Friends Like These – A Strange Saga of “Teamwork”

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. Crabby audiologists had a field day in 2001 during the presidency of Dave Fabry. Early in his term, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) was approached by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) to join its America’s Hearing Healthcare Team Initiative (AHHTI). The “team members” envisioned by AAO-HNS…

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