Letter to the Editor I read with interest the recent article by Humes and Diefendorf. Although they make many good points, I am somewhat distressed by one issue that they advocate for our profession. I do not feel that we should strive to create a bachelor’s-level audiology technician position. This would benefit no one ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
 
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  • Roma Johnson
    Kaneohe, HI
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Hearing Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 88. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.88b
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 88. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.88b
I read with interest the recent article by Humes and Diefendorf. Although they make many good points, I am somewhat distressed by one issue that they advocate for our profession. I do not feel that we should strive to create a bachelor’s-level audiology technician position. This would benefit no one except, possibly, physicians who would have a cheap source of labor. Audiology needs to be recognized as an independent profession, so let us strive to work together to implement the AuD as the entry-level degree for audiologists. Once professional autonomy has been achieved, we can “fine tune” the machine.
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