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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The Millennium – Crabby Audiologists Learning the Alphabet

By Angela Loavenbruck, EdD The start of the 21st century saw  the  American Academy of Audiology (AAA) maturing as an organization with clearer insight into the challenges ahead for audiology. Brad Stach, one of the founders of AAA and a past President, was quoted as saying that the original meeting of those 32 audiologists in 1988…

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Mirror, Mirror: Who Is Audiology’s Greatest Enemy of All?

And Our Greatest Enemy Is…Facing Back at Us in the Mirror By Michael Collins, AuD I read the 4-week Perfect Storm Series, by Jerry Northern, that ran this past fall at Hearing Views, with great interest. Ultimately, Dr. Northern’s analysis into many of the ills that plague our profession today should resonate with most audiologists–especially those in private…

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Back to the Future- Part 2- The Tumultuous 70’s

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. –Winston Churchill The Crabby Audiologist begins this historical journey in the 1970’s. The 70’s were the start of the audiology profession as we now know it. Some of the challenges and issues that emerged then have yet to be resolved. By 1971, I…

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