Practice Management

Practice Management

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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

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2017

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KNOW HOW | Impact of Daily Operations on Business

The landscape of health care is continually changing and there is no part of the health-care system, including all providers that is not impacted by these changes. This impact extends to all patients, as they are facing larger out-of-pocket medical costs than ever before. They are having to make choices about which appointments to schedule, which medications to buy, and which medical recommendations to follow. Large institutions and small practices are seeing changes in reimbursement. Changes in reimbursement force health-care providers to reduce operating expenses.

Topic(s): Practice Management, audiology

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2017

Vestibular Testing Safety: COVID-19 and Beyond

All recommendations are made with the best current information and in the context of a multifaceted safety program. When a variety of safety measures are put in place our chance of protecting our patients and colleagues increases.

All safety recommendations assume that

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ONLINE FEATURE | Ototoxicity of FDA-Approved Drugs Being Re-Purposed for COVID-19 Treatment

According to the National Institutes of Health’s Center National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, many drugs approved for other uses already have been tested in humans, so detailed information is available on their pharmacology, formulation, and potential toxicity. 

Topic(s): COVID-19, Ototoxicity, FDA, Patient care, Practice Management

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2020

Surgical Monitoring Safety: COVID-19 and Beyond

Because of the potential to aerosolize the virus during drilling in the mastoid cavity, neurotological surgeries present a potentially high risk of contamination. Many audiologists monitor responses during cochlear implant surgeries or may provide intraoperative monitoring for other neurotological surgeries.

All recommendations are made with the best current information and in the context of a multifaceted safety program. When a variety of safety measures are put in place our chance of protecting our patients and colleagues increases.

All safety recommendations assume that

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Booth Safety: COVID-19 and Beyond

All recommendations are made with the best current information and in the context of a multifaceted safety program. When a variety of safety measures are put in place, our chance of protecting our patients and colleagues increases.

All safety recommendations assume that

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Our Essential Role in Communication: Resources That Can Help

With May as Better Hearing Month, this is an important time to continue to highlight our essential role in communication and hearing health care. 


With this in mind, we have developed information pieces and resources you can use with your patients and/or share with your communities, colleagues, and other health-care providers as you see fit. 


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NHCA Best Practices for Safely Conducting Hearing Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Academy representative to the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Richard Danielson, PhD, shares the recently published NHCA guideline, Best Practices Guidelines for Safely Conducting Hearing Testing During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Obtaining PPE from Amazon: Latest News and Update

The Academy has heard from a number of members that have reported that Amazon Business does not recognize them as health-care providers for the purposes of purchasing supplies in bulk. 

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Re-Opening in a Post-COVID World

By Jill McClelland

Re-opening your audiology practice after the COVID-19 pandemic can be both exciting and stressful for you and your patients. Being able to offer audiological services in a safe manner will be a step in the right direction to achieving our “new normal,” will reinstate some form of revenue for your practice, and most importantly, will bring much-needed service back to your patients who rely on their hearing to stay in touch with their family and friends, now more than ever.

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