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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Unbundling Service Delivery: Start with the Customer’s Viewpoint

By Brian Taylor, AuD If you’ve been keeping up with the professional listservs over the past year or so, you’ve probably heard the chatter about unbundling or itemizing various audiological services. There are many valid economic arguments for unbundling service from the selection and fitting of the device, and it’s ultimately the decision of the…

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A Case for the Enhanced Audiology Assistant: Part 2

Today’s post concludes last week’s discussion on audiology assistants:   When we think about how audiology assistants can be utilized in the clinic, one of the first places to look for comparison is how they are being used in the Veteran’s Administration (VA). The VA has been successfully using assistants for many years. While the…

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The Au.D. Dilemma: By the Numbers

Editor’s Note: Shortly following my post a few weeks ago, AuD Dilemma, I posed this question on the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) discussion board: “Is it Time to Embrace Pre-Audiology for AuD Program Entry?” While there were several responses, I thought Dr. Barry Freeman’s response was worth sharing today, and he was kind enough…

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