A Case for the Enhanced Audiology Assistant: Part 2

Today’s post concludes last week’s discussion on audiology assistants:   When we think about how audiology assistants can be utilized in the clinic, one of the first places to look for comparison is how they are being used in the Veteran’s Administration (VA). The VA has been successfully using assistants for many years. While the…

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Opening Pandora’s Box: A Case for the Enhanced Audiology Assistant

By Kevin Liebe, AuD We’ve heard the calls. We’ve seen the stats. We need assistants in audiology. As I had alluded to in a previous post, we simply do not have enough audiologists to “fill the gap” between supply and demand. A long-term gap could even potentially risk the creation of a new breed of…

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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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