CALL FOR VOTES: AUDIOLOGY/bionet.audiology

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Mon Jan 23 18:21:17 EST 1995


Voting is now open on the following proposal to create the mailing
list & newsgroup

AUDIOLOGY/bionet.audiology

No changes were made to the charter after the discussion period.

*** NOTE *** We are often running several votes for other newsgroups,
so please be certain to follow the voting directions *carefully*!  If
you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it will not be counted
if it is not clear which proposal you are responding to.

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Proposal to establish AUDIOLOGY/bionet.audiology (unmoderated)

Proposed USENET name:		bionet.audiology

Proposed mailing list name:	AUDIOLOGY

Proposed email addresses:	audiolog at net.bio.net
				audiolog at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion Leaders:
				Jeff Sirianni
				University of Texas at Austin
				Communication Sciences and Disorders
				sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu

				Susan Moreland
				Ohio State University
				smorelan at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu


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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Voting is now open on the proposal for AUDIOLOGY/bionet.audiology and
will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 23 February 1995.  Please
send your vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on AUDIOLOGY

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on AUDIOLOGY

if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, please don't cast
a NO vote, but instead just don't vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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