Back to the Future- Part 2- The Tumultuous 70’s

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. –Winston Churchill The Crabby Audiologist begins this historical journey in the 1970’s. The 70’s were the start of the audiology profession as we now know it. Some of the challenges and issues that emerged then have yet to be resolved. By 1971, I…

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We Must Return to Our Rehabilitative Roots: Part II

Today’s post concludes last week’s discussion by Dr. Maurice H. Miller: Uniting the Profession  Audiology has unfortunately faltered since Alpiner and McCarthy{{1}}[[1]]Alpiner, J.G. & McCarthy, P.A. (2000). Rehabilitative Audiology: Children and Adults. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. [[1]] concluded, in 1973, that there was one common thread that should hold audiologists together: “Their practice and engagement…

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We Must Return to Our Rehabilitative Roots: Part I

Author’s Note: My profound appreciation to James Jerger, Audiology’s most prolific scientific contributor and intellectual leader of the profession. His comments, suggestions, corrections made this article what it is and I am most appreciative of his working with me on its final preparation. By Maurice H. Miller, Ph.D. I write this article from a serious…

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