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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The Patient Experience Matters!

In audiology, we can get pretty hung up on technology. This is understandable, since so much of our professional lives revolve around electronics: from audiometers to FM transmitters, to hearing aids (and everything else inbetween). When it comes to creating a great experience for our patients, however, many of us lack formal training. I believe…

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Pursuit of the AuD degree: A Downward Slope?

By Lana M. Joseph, MS and Andy Lau, AuD For Doctors of Audiology, doctoral education and training is everything. For this reason, we require an advanced education that  prepares us in a way that provides the fundamental tools that we need to be well-rounded, proficient clinicians and valuable to the audiology market. Simply put, we…

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Audiology

I never grew up wanting to be an audiologist. It just sort of happened. Like so many people in my profession, I stumbled across audiology by complete accident. After changing my mind probably about a dozen times during my first two years of college, I finally decided on a major: Psychology. I always found the…

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