Back to the Beginning – Some History and a Mystery

By Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D. The Crabby Audiologist is going to begin this week’s entry with a little mystery and then review a little history. Here’s a number that makes me very very crabby: $6,000,000. And another number that makes me even crabbier: $40,000,000. These two numbers are the answers to two questions that I will…

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Improving Access to Quality Hearing Health Care for Seniors

By Melissa Sinden The American Academy of Audiology (the “Academy”) is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The Academy has in place a team of experts who constantly review contemporary healthcare delivery models, analyze the climate for change, and make recommendations to the Academy’s elected board of directors for opportunities to…

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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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Appeals court reinstates ADA suit brought against college by student with hearing loss

By Fred Cohen Last June, I discussed a federal district (i.e., trial) court decision in the case of Argenyi v. Creighton University, 2011 WL 4431177 (D. Neb. 2011) (not reported elsewhere). The court granted summary judgment to Creighton, the defendant, finding, in effect, that no further discovery, and certainly not a trial, was necessary because…

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