Julia P. Andrews

Julia P. Andrews

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Audiology Assistant Scope of Practice and Utilization: Survey Results

Advances in technology and research have allowed the profession of audiology to grow and further expand its scope of practice. Despite the professional growth, the number of licensed audiologists has declined by 3.3 percent over the last eight years (Hosford-Dunn, 2017). This negative growth rate is due to there being fewer graduating audiologists than there are audiologists who are exiting the workforce, whether due to retirement, change of career, or otherwise (Windmill and Freeman, 2013).

Topic(s): Practice Management, Audiology Assistant


Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2017