Letter to the Editor I am writing to express my concern with the use of bachelor-level “technicians” in the practice of audiology. I do not feel that the plan endorsed by Humes and Diefendorf would provide either competent care for clients or serve to advance the field of audiology. As a recent master’s-level graduate ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
 
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  • Sonya Reschly
    Professional Hearing Services Hoffman Estates, IL
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Letter to the Editor   |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 88-89. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.88c
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 88-89. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.88c
I am writing to express my concern with the use of bachelor-level “technicians” in the practice of audiology. I do not feel that the plan endorsed by Humes and Diefendorf would provide either competent care for clients or serve to advance the field of audiology.
As a recent master’s-level graduate of a respected audiology program, I have found that my 2 years of graduate training were not sufficient to prepare me for many situations that arise in a private practice. The scope of practice for audiologists has expanded, yet our training does not reflect this. I fail to see how a bachelor’s-level technician who can legally receive minimal supervision would be prepared to adequately perform a thorough audiometric assessment and make appropriate decisions for patient care.
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