Stressless, no. But it’s a great profession nonetheless

Editors Note: This is a re-post from June 2011.  Audiology has continued to top the “least stressful job” in the years since.  As the profession moves to the increasing demand, the draw for those who want to start their career can be challenged with the changes we are facing.  But as David stated five years…

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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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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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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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