AuD Dilemma: The Rise of Quasiology

By Kevin Liebe, Au.D. In a previous post, Dr. Barry Freeman discussed some of the very real challenges confronting audiology: a high dropout rate, a high attrition rate, and the fact that too few audiologists are graduating to meet the demographic demands created by an aging Baby Boomer generation in the coming decades. Despite calls…

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Making audiology an ownership profession is key to resolving educational issues

By Larry Engelmann Having read discussions at HearingHealthMatters.org on the high cost of becoming an audiologist and other challenges confronting our profession, I would like to offer some ideas on how audiology can improve professional education and raise the prospects for success of new Doctors of Audiology.   TIME FOR A NAME CHANGE In the…

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Seven ways hearing healthcare providers can fill those empty waiting rooms

By Brian Taylor Last week at Hearing Views, I talked about why so many audiologists and other hearing care providers look out from their offices and see empty waiting rooms. I also discussed some defense strategies that practitioners can deploy to protect our profession from disruptive innovations that threaten its future. This week, I’m suggesting…

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Why our waiting rooms are so empty, and what you can do to fill them up

By Brian Taylor I really enjoyed Jerry Northern’s recent article posted on A.U Bankaitis’s blog. If you haven’t read it, I urge you to do so. As the title of his post suggests, it is indeed time for us to “wake up” and collectively embrace a future filled with disruptive innovations–many of which will undoubtedly force…

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