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AFA's Au.D.

Eric Cahill cahilles at burgoyne.com
Tue Nov 5 21:28:11 EST 1996

Tapeworm wrote:
> So, now that the applications are being sent, how many audiologists are
> going to apply for their Au.D.?
> I'm really undecided.  I can see the pros and cons to it.  I think that if
> I get it, I won't put it on my card or start calling myself "doctor."
> Probably just get it and stick it in a drawer for a while and see how the
> whole Au.D. issue shakes out.
> This Au.D. by accreditation raises some interesting issues.  In my state,
> hearing aid dispensers are not allowed to call themselves "doctor" unless
> the title has been earned.  It is arguable if holders of AFA's Au.D. will
> be able to present themselves as "doctor" and I'm sure there'll be a legal
> challenge.
> Just curious what the bionet.audiology folks think of all this.  By the
> way, for those who haven't received their applications, an Au.D. goes for
> $750.00.
> David Weesner, MA, CCC/A
> New Jersey

You mean to say I could buy a degree for only $750.00???
That's crazy!

E. Cahill
Provo, UT

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