Audiologists in Industry – Wayne Staab Part 6

The Hearing Aid Ethics Inquisition – Conclusion My past several blog postings have been focused on the hurdles that the first audiologists working for hearing aid manufacturers were faced with, especially as they related to the Ethical Practice Board of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).  This post provides the conclusion to this phase…

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Early Audiologists in Industry – Wayne Staab Part 5

The Scarlet Letter As noted in last week’s post, ASHA was determined  to ensure their personal biases that audiologists would not be employed in the hearing aid industry and functioning as audiologists.  And, then, in September 1973, came….THE infamous mailing from ASHA, identified by many as “The Scarlet Letter,” as it related to audiology and hearing aid…

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