The Crabby Audiologist – Who’s Teaching Who, and When?

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D Ever since I agreed to join my illustrious colleagues writing for Hearing Views (a decision that coincided with a brief moment of insanity, given my hatred of writing deadlines), I’ve been thinking a lot about Lucy Van Pelt, my all-time favorite cartoon character. She was pretty crabby, and after 45 years of…

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Perfect Storm: The Unraveling of Hearing Healthcare Delivery

Dr. Jerry Northern is today’s guest editor. As one of the most active and respected advocates for the profession of Audiology, Dr Northern is well suited to take the long view of where we’ve been and where we are headed. His title says it all.  When he says our survival is at stake, it’s time for everyone…

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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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Opening Pandora’s Box: A Case for the Enhanced Audiology Assistant

By Kevin Liebe, AuD We’ve heard the calls. We’ve seen the stats. We need assistants in audiology. As I had alluded to in a previous post, we simply do not have enough audiologists to “fill the gap” between supply and demand. A long-term gap could even potentially risk the creation of a new breed of…

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