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  • Slide 1 - Audiology Audire (to hear) + logos (the study of) Term coined in the 1930s. Profession became prominent after World War II. Raymond Carhart: Founder of Audiology
  • Slide 2 - Audiologist “An audiologist is a trained professional who measures hearing loss and can fit hearing aids” (http://www.nchearingloss.org/audiolo.htm ) “An individual who, by virtue of academic degree, clinical training, and license to practice and/or professional credential, is uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive array of professional services related to the assessment and habilitation/rehabilitation of persons with auditory and vestibular impairments, and to the prevention of these impairments” (American Acedemy of Audiology, 1997)
  • Slide 3 - Qualifications Initally, Bachelor’s degree Then, Master’s. Currently, AuD. (Doctor of Audiology)
  • Slide 4 - Professional organizations ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Established in 1927) AAA: American Academy of Audiology (founded in 1988)
  • Slide 5 - Prevalence of hearing loss Around 31 million Americans affected (AAA website www.audiology.org). Nearly 13 million over the age of 65 will be affected by year 2015. 90% of American children under 6 years have had at least one ear infection (NIDCD, 1992). Six out of 1000 children born with hearing impairment.
  • Slide 6 - Specialties of Audiology Medical Educational Pediatric Rehabilitative Industrial

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