Letter to the Editor Humes and Diefendorf advocate the use of bachelor’s-level technicians to assist audiologists. On the surface this seems like a good idea since we all need help in our practices, and using technicians would help keep the cost of our services and overhead down. However, we aren’t the only ones who ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
 
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  • Gregory Frazer
    Hearing Care Associates Northridge, CA
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Letter to the Editor   |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 92. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.92b
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 92. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.92b
Humes and Diefendorf advocate the use of bachelor’s-level technicians to assist audiologists. On the surface this seems like a good idea since we all need help in our practices, and using technicians would help keep the cost of our services and overhead down. However, we aren’t the only ones who want less expensive labor. In today’s physician-controlled medical system, we may be training individuals who will eventually replace higher paid audiologists. Therefore, I strongly urge all audiologists to reconsider their positions on the use of support personnel. This is not the time to train audiology technicians. This is the time to obtain professional autonomy through the AuD.
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