Why is there no Union for Audiologists?

Zipjack zip at jack.com
Fri Aug 15 21:55:04 EST 1997



The profession of Audiology seeks to improve through implimentation of
another coslty degree, the Au.D, when many graduates are unable to
earn a living wage with an M.S., for YEARS. Additional education is
important, but expensive. The lack of political discussion, and
willingness to unify, contribute to the broader issues that affect us
all, particularly reimbursement issues.
Audiologists are fortunate to find (often rare) positions in
Universities and hospitals, beause there are often decent wages, and
protections from exploitation, but private practice Audiologists are
much more vulnerable.
I've been in the field for a relatively short time, but I say from
experience, that abuses of audiologists by MDs and other audiologists,
are frequent.
Any thoughts? No flames, thanks.

Kate

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