The professional doctorate in audiology Students’ perspectives Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   July 01, 1997
The professional doctorate in audiology
 
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  • Don E. Hagness
    Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
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Professional Issues & Training / Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   July 01, 1997
The professional doctorate in audiology
American Journal of Audiology, July 1997, Vol. 6, 64. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0602.64
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1997, Vol. 6, 64. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0602.64
In the July 1996 issue of this journal, Davenport and Kennedy published the results of a survey of 378 audiology graduate students regarding their views about the adequacy of academic programs in audiology and their perceptions of the AuD. Although I agree with much of what Davenport and Kennedy conclude from their survey, I think there is an interesting pattern in the results that they have missed. Although 78% of the respondents saw restructuring of the current audiology education system as a viable option to the AuD, 73% of these respondents (i.e., 57% of the total sample) stated that they favored an undergraduate audiology emphasis. Only 24% “thought the AuD should be the entry-level degree for audiologists.”
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