Proposed Change in California’s Dispensing Law

by Mike Metz, PhD, frequent Hearing Views contributor Like the tip of an iceberg, there’s a lot that is not immediately obvious in the HTTM post of April 4th (California Legislation Would Authorize Hearing Aid Dispensers to Conduct Cerumen Management and Tympanometry).  There’s lots of history behind this proposal and lots of politics.  It will…

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The surfeit of AuD programs: Whose interests does it serve?

In part two of this series, first published in March of 2012, David H. Kirkwood considered the audiology workforce and the audiology training programs which support it. Historical evolution within the field and possible unintended consequences are considered and remain relevant in today’s labor market.     By David H. Kirkwood Last week in this…

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Of hurricanes and hearing aids

By David H. Kirkwood This post was first published August 30, 2011.  As we have already witnessed the start of the 2016 season we still draw comparisons of expectations and reality. Watching how my fellow New Yorkers reacted to Tropical Storm (née Hurricane) Irene over the past weekend reminded me of the tremendous power of…

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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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