The Role and Utilization of Audiology Assistants (.1 CEUs)
Recorded On: 05/18/2016
The Role and Utilization of Audiology Assistants
To be recorded Wednesday, May 18, 2016; 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Duration: One hour
Presenter: Julia P. Andrews, AuD
Who Should Attend: Audiologist interested in finding out more about Audiology Assistants
Instructional Level: Introductory
Program Focus: Knowledge
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
- Describe the current need for audiology services
- Identify potential methods for meeting audiology consumer demand
- List tasks considered by the majority of audiologists as appropriately completed by an audiology assistant
- Recognize major themes related to audiologists' global opinions related to assistants
Description: The gap between the number of audiologists and the number of people requiring audiological services continues to grow each year. This eAudiology Web seminar will provide an overview of the growing need for audiology assistants, the historical utilization of audiology assistants, and regulations governing their practice. Recent statistics regarding current audiologists' opinions on assistants' scope of practice, education, utilization, and impact on practice growth will be presented.
Julia Andrews, AuD is an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She currently serves as a clinical preceptor and diagnostic laboratory instructor for the first and second year doctor of audiology students. Dr. Andrews' professional efforts include general diagnostic audiology, adult vestibular evaluation, hearing aids, and research related to audiology assistants. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Florida Academy of Audiology and as such sits on various committees.