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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Audiology, the Affordable Care Act & Beyond

By Neil DiSarno, Ph.D. Especially in the face of change, professional health associations play a key role for their members. A case in point: the steps taken by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in anticipation of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Annually, ASHA develops a public policy agenda and last year’s addressed…

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The Au.D. Dilemma: By the Numbers

Editor’s Note: Shortly following my post a few weeks ago, AuD Dilemma, I posed this question on the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) discussion board: “Is it Time to Embrace Pre-Audiology for AuD Program Entry?” While there were several responses, I thought Dr. Barry Freeman’s response was worth sharing today, and he was kind enough…

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We Must Return to Our Rehabilitative Roots: Part II

Today’s post concludes last week’s discussion by Dr. Maurice H. Miller: Uniting the Profession  Audiology has unfortunately faltered since Alpiner and McCarthy{{1}}[[1]]Alpiner, J.G. & McCarthy, P.A. (2000). Rehabilitative Audiology: Children and Adults. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. [[1]] concluded, in 1973, that there was one common thread that should hold audiologists together: “Their practice and engagement…

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