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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Leveraging smart phone technology to realize a system of teleaudiology

By Peter G. Jacobs and Gabrielle H. Saunders According to a report from the World Health Organization, only 10% of the almost 300 million people worldwide who are estimated to have moderate-to-profound hearing impairment use hearing aids or other assistive technology. The statistics are even worse in developing countries where fewer than 1 in 40…

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