James W. Hall III

James W. Hall III

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ACAE CORNER | It’s Time to Rethink Clinical Education in Audiology

Over the past 15 years since the doctor of audiology (AuD) degree was adopted nationally, it has become clear that many systemic problems with the externship model exist and need to be urgently addressed. For example, in the stakeholder survey conducted by ACAE in 2013–2014, students, faculty, and clinicians all reported large gaps between classroom and clinical training. The externship is too often inadequately supervised and lacking in quality and breadth of experiences. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), externships

Photo of the first cohort of audiology students in the Medical Audiology Sciences program at the American University of Beirut with Visiting Professor James W. Hall III, PhD, during an auditory electrophysiology class in January of 2016.

ACAE CORNER | Audiology Education: Innovative International Initiatives

A two-part series of ACAE Corner articles in 2015 was devoted to the topic of global audiology education. The first article provided an international overview of audiology educational models and programs in different countries and geographical regions (Hall, 2015a). 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)


Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2017

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ACAE CORNER | The Importance of Accreditation “Of, By, and For Audiology”

The American Academy of Audiology was founded on the assumption that audiology needed an independent professional organization or, as Academy founder and first Academy president James Jerger famously stated: an organization “of, by, and for audiology.” 

Topic(s): Accreditation, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Professional, american academy of audiology, audiology

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ACAE CORNER | Practicing Preventive Audiology: Promoting Healthy Hearing

Case scenario 1...a 30-something audiologist completed a routine diagnostic assessment of a 35-year-old patient referred by her primary-care physician for rather vague complaints of inconsistent difficulty hearing in certain settings. 

The audiologist performed tympanometry, pure-tone audiometry, and phonetically-balanced (PB) word recognition testing at a comfortable loudness level. The patient’s history was unremarkable for any obvious etiologies or risks for hearing loss, although she enjoyed listening to loud music. 

Topic(s): Audiologist, Audiogram, Bilateral Hearing Loss, Patient care


Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2019