Letter to the Editor At a time when health care reform takes on a particular interest for audiologists, I am alarmed by many of the statements made by Humes and Diefendorf. Of greatest concern is the advocation of a bachelor’s-level undergraduate degree in audiology. This would undoubtedly open up the possibility of audiology technicians ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
 
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  • Susan W. Flory
    Hilton Head Hearing Services Hilton Head Island, SC
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Letter to the Editor   |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 91. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.91a
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 91. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.91a
At a time when health care reform takes on a particular interest for audiologists, I am alarmed by many of the statements made by Humes and Diefendorf. Of greatest concern is the advocation of a bachelor’s-level undergraduate degree in audiology. This would undoubtedly open up the possibility of audiology technicians and further serve to undermine what should be a unanimous push toward upgrading our profession under a single designator, the AuD.
We audiologists have never had a better opportunity to truly be the gatekeepers of hearing health care, autonomous and united. With the recent FDA involvement in hearing aid policy and Washington’s eye toward health care reform, now is the time to pursue the highest standards of the profession—not to water it down.
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