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Defend Our Audiology Profession

Editor’s note: Today we bring an opinion piece from Amit Gosalia, AuD, and Judy Huch, AuD, regarding the purpose behind a recent petition being circulated in the audiology community. They share their perspective with us today.   by Amit Gosalia and Judy Huch What started out as an education piece about the importance of keeping…

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In light of the coming audiology storm, this short piece by Professor Roeser has as much relevance today as it did five years ago. One should consider this position in reference to “big box” practices as well as the rehabilitative tasks that audiology has been favorably arguing for at least the past five years.

Audiologists, beware: Today’s assistant can become your competitor tomorrow

Editor’s note: In light of the coming audiology storm, this short piece by Professor Roeser has as much relevance today as it did when it appeared at HearingHealthMatters on August 22, 2012.  One should consider this position in reference to “big box” practices as well as the rehabilitative tasks that audiology has been favorably arguing for…

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Are OTC Hearing Aids and PSAPs Targets for the Next Product Liability/Negligence Suits?

by Granville Y Brady Jr, AuD This post explores the use of PSAPs and OTC hearing aids used to treat hearing difficulty and the possible liability incurred when these devices fail to meet a patient’s expectations or cause the patient to be harmed. Some consumers who purchase PSAP’s and OTC’s will likely consult an audiologist…

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Sex and audiology

Men comprise less than 20% of the audiology workforce according to the latest wage and benefits survey from AAA, published September of 2016.  In fact, the survey participants were almost 83% female this go around.  That puts the audiology profession on par with elementary and middle school teachers (81% female) and far more imbalanced than other…

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