Audiology in the USA

Occasionally, we get an opportunity to present material of significant historical interest.  We are honored to provide the post that follows, reprinted with permission from the book “Audiology in the USA” by Dr. James Jerger. The book aims to give students and young audiologists a sense of the history of the profession.  Beginning with the…

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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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