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By Brad A. Stach

No matter if you're making plans a occupation as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, medical Audiology: An creation, second variation, is the main accomplished, easy-to-understand ebook designed to offer you the medical wisdom base had to enhance on your selected occupation. assurance of audiology fundamentals is greatly established and comprises themes equivalent to listening to tools, numerous evaluate suggestions, and the therapy procedure, with a purpose to provide you with a well-rounded view of the scientific perform of audiology.

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D. Audiologist Profile Where I Live: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Where I Work: Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ). What I Do: As director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, I have administrative responsibility for the graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology. D. students and interact with colleagues from other professional disciplines. Why Audiology? Audiology provides a satisfying balance of technical and interpersonal activities.

The relationship between audiology and otology is perhaps best defined by considering the route that patients might take if they have hearing problems. If a patient has a complaint of hearing impairment, that patient is likely to seek guidance from a general medical practitioner, who is likely to refer the patient to either an audiologist or an otologist. If the general practitioner does not An otologist is a physician specializing in the ear. 20 CHAPTER 1 THE PROFESSION OF AUDIOLOGY IN THE UNITED STATES detect any ear disease, the patient is likely to be referred to the audiologist, who will evaluate the hearing of the patient in an effort to determine the need for treatment.

They must delineate the professional activities that lie within their education and training and, by exclusion, the activities outside their territory. Two examples of the audiology scope of practice, one from the American Academy of Audiology and the other from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, are included in Appendix A. It is important to understand scope of practice issues. Audiology is an autonomous profession. As long as audiologists are practicing within their boundaries, they are acting as experts in their field.

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