Audiology Today

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Going Beyond Indulging

Regarding “The Impending Spondee Crisis,” by Frank Bialostzky (Audiology Today, Nov/Dec 2016, Vol 28, No 6)… .I’ve heard of indulging the younger generation, but this goes beyond the pale. At the very experience of hearing those remarkably outdated words like “sidewalk, hot dog, hardware,” I can only empathize with the young woman shown on page 54. Poor thing; I too would squint and crinkle my nose if faced with a similar assault on my sensibilities. 

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2017

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | Bookends

Time conspires against us. It hardly feels like more than a decade has passed since I edited my first issue of Audiology Today (AT) in July 2008. In that issue, we interviewed Marlee Matlin about a variety of topics, including her status as a role model for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community; and Peter Scheifele, director of the Facility for the Education and Training of Canine Hearing and Laboratory for Animal Bioacoustics (FETCH LAB) at the University of Cincinnati.

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2018

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Together We Can Do So Much: A Challenge to All Academy Members

This letter refers to a recent article in Audiology Today (May/June 2018), “Together We Can Do So Much: A Challenge to All Academy Members,” by Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD. 


First, the article describes the “motivation, foresight, and raw determination” by audiologists in forming a new organization, the American Academy of Audiology (Academy). Yes, the reference to Richard Talbot, PhD, and James Hall III, PhD, in discussing the excitement and interest generated by the ASHA session of 30 years ago was accurate. 

Topic(s): Audiology Today, Academy Members, audiology

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | Lassoing the Future

Greetings fellow Academy members! I am honored and excited to serve as the next editor-in-chief of Audiology Today and www.audiology.org.

I recognize that I have some large shoes to fill, given the excellent leadership and vision provided by Dave Fabry, PhD, but you can bet your boots (I’m a native Texan) that I am ready for the challenge. 

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Rebecca Krill’s TED Talk: How Technology Has Changed What It’s Like to Be Deaf

By Erin Schafer, PhD


As audiologists, we live and breathe hearing technology, but we don’t always have the opportunity to learn about how a lifetime of hearing technology shaped a person’s life.


I had the distinct pleasure of learning about Rebecca Krill’s journey with congenital hearing loss in her recent TED talk, “How technology has changed what it’s like to be deaf.”


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On TREND: Expand Your Mobile Test Offering to Include Solo Play Audiometry

Pediatric audiologists are experts on conditioned-play audiometry (CPA). They often work in teams of two, with one operating the audiometer and the other sitting with the child in the booth to help keep the child on task. I recently found myself on my own in a primary-care medical setting testing four- to five-year-olds using tablet-based SHOEBOX Audiometry.

Topic(s): Audiology Today, On Trend, Audiometric Test, Pediatric Audiology, Pediatric, Patient care

Audiology Today January/February 2020…What’s Inside This Issue?


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The editorial team and I are so happy to announce the content for this latest issue of Audiology Today. We are featuring a number of comprehensive, relevant, and interesting articles, as well as some short reads on public relations, coding and reimbursement, and audiology advocacy.

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READERSHIP SURVEY RESULTS | Audiology Today Summary 2019

On October 28, 2019, the editorial staff of Audiology Today (AT) sent Academy members a readership survey to gain insight into reader demographics, work settings, patient populations, and reader preferences. Members responded by providing general audiology demographic data, as well as specific answers to questions related to access and use of Audiology Today

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Audiology Today November/December 2019…What’s Inside This Issue?


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The editorial team and I are so happy to announce the content for this latest issue of Audiology Today. We are featuring a number of comprehensive, relevant, and interesting articles, as well as some short reads on public relations, coding and reimbursement, and audiology advocacy.

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ACAE CORNER | A Career Devoted to Audiology Education: Remembering Pat Kricos

The first ACAE Corner article was published in the November/December 2011 issue of Audiology Today. As some of you may recall, the American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference that year was held in Chicago, with Richard Roberts serving as program chair.  

The inaugural ACAE Corner column, titled simply “On Accreditation,” was written by Gerald Church, then a professor in, and the director of, the doctor of audiology program at Central Michigan University.  

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), In Memoriam, Audiology Today, Mentorship