Letter to the Editor Many of the ideas proposed in the Humes and Diefendorf article are counterproductive for the profession of audiology. An appropriate retort would take an entire article. My greatest concern is their notion of creating a bachelor’s degree program for “audiological technicians” who would become certified and licensed. They propose doing ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
 
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Letter to the Editor   |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 92-93. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.92c
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 92-93. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.92c
Many of the ideas proposed in the Humes and Diefendorf article are counterproductive for the profession of audiology. An appropriate retort would take an entire article.
My greatest concern is their notion of creating a bachelor’s degree program for “audiological technicians” who would become certified and licensed. They propose doing this by preserving many of the current audiology programs that would be naturally phased out during the development of AuD programs. To make matters worse, they propose graduating some 1,000–1,500 audiological technicians into the health-care market per year and keeping the number of AuD graduates to around 550 per year.
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