RE: Humes, L. E., & Diefendorf, A. O. (1993). Chaos or Order? Some thoughts on the transition to a professional doctorate in audiology. AJA, 2(2), 7–16 I found your article enlightening, informative and provocative. I thought it represented a fine update on the variety of issues that can be evaluated in describing the evolving course of audiology. The historical data showing comparisons among health care professions was especially interesting. Aside from the issues of “transition,” my ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   July 01, 1994
RE: Humes, L. E., & Diefendorf, A. O. (1993). Chaos or Order? Some thoughts on the transition to a professional doctorate in audiology. AJA, 2(2), 7–16
 
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  • Thayne C. Smedley
    Idaho State University
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Hearing Disorders / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   July 01, 1994
RE: Humes, L. E., & Diefendorf, A. O. (1993). Chaos or Order? Some thoughts on the transition to a professional doctorate in audiology. AJA, 2(2), 7–16
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 79-b. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.79c
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 79-b. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.79c
I found your article enlightening, informative and provocative. I thought it represented a fine update on the variety of issues that can be evaluated in describing the evolving course of audiology. The historical data showing comparisons among health care professions was especially interesting. Aside from the issues of “transition,” my interest was also sparked by your reference to the possible influence of prosthesis user satisfaction on income levels of various practitioners, and more specifically by your comment that “…it is hard to imagine that satisfaction could be rated much lower than it has been for hearing aids…although the authors are unaware of any direct comparisons of satisfaction across the various prostheses delivered by each of the health care professions.” (p. 11)
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