Editorial I like numbers; I can’t help it. My official occupation is audiologist, but somewhere deep inside I am an engineer—and engineers like numbers. I especially like numbers that tell a story. Here are some numbers that tell an interesting story. Eleventh and fifth. The March issue of Money magazine ... Editorial
Editorial  |   July 01, 1995
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Editorial   |   July 01, 1995
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American Journal of Audiology, July 1995, Vol. 4, 2. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0402.02
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1995, Vol. 4, 2. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0402.02
I like numbers; I can’t help it. My official occupation is audiologist, but somewhere deep inside I am an engineer—and engineers like numbers. I especially like numbers that tell a story. Here are some numbers that tell an interesting story.
Eleventh and fifth. The March issue of Money magazine lists the “Fifty Hottest Jobs in America.” “Speech pathology/audiology” was ranked eleventh, above respiratory therapist (13), psychologist (14), registered nurse (22), and physician/general surgeon (34). Money also ranks “Jobs for Fast Tracks,” the fastest growing occupations over the next 5 years. Speech pathology/audiology was ranked fifth.
One-half and two-thirds. I am working on a paper that examines the three clinical groups involved in hearing aid delivery: audiologist, traditional hearing aid dealer, and otolaryngologist. Based on available data, it appears that audiologists deliver at least one-half of the hearing aids in this country. This is a remarkable achievement considering that before 1978, audiologists were not permitted to sell hearing aids. Here is a more remarkable number. In the first half of the 1990s, audiologists contributed almost two-thirds of the hearing aid research published by authors in North America. This is significantly more than the other two clinical groups, and more than nonclinical researchers.
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