BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Thu Jan 12 18:19:43 EST 1995

We have received a proposal below for a new newsgroup,


Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 22
January on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).
For those who are not on the BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup
currently, either read bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the
following biosci addresses to sign up by e-mail:

Subscription Address                 Location
--------------------                 --------
biosci at               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci at                   Americas and the Pacific Rim

One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
want to monitor only this discussion.

Discussion Guidelines
Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
say anything!!!

The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
for votes which will go out on 23 January (Newsgroup Discussion
leaders - please note this deadline - if no revisions are received
before the deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish AUDIOLOGY/bionet.audiology (unmoderated)

Proposed USENET name:		bionet.audiology

Proposed mailing list name:	AUDIOLOGY

Proposed email addresses:	audiolog at
				audiolog at

Discussion Leaders:
				Jeff Sirianni
				University of Texas at Austin
				Communication Sciences and Disorders
				sirianni at

				Susan Moreland
				Ohio State University
				smorelan at

Goals and Objectives

- This newsgroup is designed for information exchange and discussion 
pertaining to all aspects of audiology and hearing science.  Members 
can include anyone working in (or interested in) clinical, research, or 
academic aspects of audition.

Discussion of Topics including :

1.  Diagnostic Audiology :
    - Pure Tone Audiometry
    - Speech Audiometry
    - Central Testing
    - Immittance
    - Electrophysiology
    - Otoacoustic Emissions

2. Rehabilitative Measures :
    - All aspects of hearing aids including dispensing and design
	(see Note: in Forthcoming Technologies)
    - Aural rehabilitative measures and technologies

3. Biological and Psychophysical Aspects of Audition :
    - anatomy and physiology of the auditory system
    - psychoacoustics

Announcements: (can include)

1. Upcoming meetings, seminars, and conferences pertaining to 
audiology and/or hearing science

2. Forthcoming Technologies

(Note : Due to the commercial limitations of BIONET, individuals 
associated with the manufacturing of hearing aids and/or their 
components cannot use this newsgroup to advertise products.  
Individuals can answer direct questions pertaining to their products.)

3. Positions : Brief announcements of open positions including clinical, 
research, and teaching positions.  These announcements should be 
kept as brief as possible with interested candidates requesting further 
information via personal email response to hiring party.

Depending on newsgroup activity, future creation of subgroups of 
bionet.audiology will be addressed.  For example, subgroups focusing 
on electrophysiology or hearing aids will be addressed and discussed 
at that time depending on volume of activity.

Although the intent of this newsgroup is for persons working in the field 
of audition to discuss research and clinical topics, there may be 
individuals posting to the newsgroup that seek medical advice.  
Respondents to such postings will be encouraged to reply via private 
email and should assume all responsibilities for future actions.

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