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Howard Gutnick hgutnick at
Sun Feb 2 00:25:19 EST 1997

HearWHAC <hearwhac at> wrote in article
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> dancewater at wrote:
> > I am of the opinion that ASHA is very valuable to audiologists and has
> > done a great deal of work to promote and protect the profession of
> > audiology.
> Again, this is personal opinion from one who is in the process of
> retiring and turning my practice over to the next generation who happen
> to be three audiologists. I commend ASHA for its position on the AuD. I
> recently read that they have contributed $50,000 to be used for AuD
> distance learning programs. ADA is on the wrong track with what I call
> their "Kracker Jacks Diploma," i.e., you pay $750 for a box of Kracker
> Jacks, you open it up, and, surprise, there's an AuD diploma. The AuD
> MUST be granted by an accredited educational institution to be worth
> anything at all and it certainly can be done by distance learning.
> Snip

Please do not associate ADA with the EE-AuD being promoted by the AFA.
While the ADA gave birth to the AFA several years ago, the AFA is now a
separate entity that has its own agenda, board of directors, and
leadership. The board of directors of the ADA has specifically decided not
to take a formal position on the widsom/legality of the EE track. 

> Paul Woodard ;-)
> Des Moines IA

Howard N. Gutnick, Ph.D.
Atlantic Coast Ear Specialists, P.C.
Virginia Beach, VA 

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