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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The Cost of a “Mail Order” Doctor of Audiology Degree

By Ross J. Roeser Recent posts in Hearing Health Matters have focused on the “costs” associated with the AuD Degree and conclude that transitional programs were less “costly” than non-transitional (residential university) programs. As stated in one post, one “cheap” and but highly controversial solution was to grandfather working professionals with “earned entitlement.”  Indeed, it…

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Five more good reasons for university programs to seek audiology accreditation

The following is the third and final part of Dr. Roeser’s series on accreditation of university audiology programs. The first two were published in the July 4 and July 25 editions of Hearing Views.   By Ross J. Roeser As I have discussed here in two previous Hearing Views, proper accreditation of university programs that…

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Accreditation of audiology programs: A view from within (first in a series)

By Ross Roeser Having been one of the fortunate audiologists invited to the founding meeting of the American Academy of Audiology, I vividly remember that it was then that I heard for the first time the notion of the Doctor of Audiology becoming the new designator for the profession of audiology. What a unique concept!…

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