Finding Our Future Audiologists A frequent topic of discussion at professional meetings and in journals is graduate education in audiology. As we focus attention on the professional doctorate and graduate education, we must not forget the importance of recruiting highly qualified students into audiology and assuring that they enter graduate education with an appropriate ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   November 01, 1993
Finding Our Future Audiologists
 
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  • Linda J. Hood, PhD
    Louisiana State University Medical Center, Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory, LSUMC, 2020 Gravier Street, Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70112
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Viewpoint   |   November 01, 1993
Finding Our Future Audiologists
American Journal of Audiology, November 1993, Vol. 2, 6. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0203.06
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1993, Vol. 2, 6. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0203.06
A frequent topic of discussion at professional meetings and in journals is graduate education in audiology. As we focus attention on the professional doctorate and graduate education, we must not forget the importance of recruiting highly qualified students into audiology and assuring that they enter graduate education with an appropriate knowledge base. Have requirements kept pace with changes in the profession? What undergraduate qualifications make the best audiologists? How do we find and interest highly qualified students?
Audiology has changed significantly during its relatively brief existence. Today, evaluation and management include a growing number of physiologic measures, digital technology, sophisticated study of central auditory function, and so forth. Constant change in professional fields requires a sufficiently broad knowledge base to continue education throughout a career (Jerger, 1989; Spriestersbach, 1991).
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