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2010 AFA Otoscope Program Supports 100 Au.D. Students

Lafayette, IN - One hundred Au.D. students from almost 40 different Au.D. programs across the country earned otoscopes this year as part of the 5th annual Audiology Foundation of America (AFA) "Clued into Audiology" otoscope program. The program tests students' knowledge about the history of their profession.

Students were asked to read a series of articles about the history of the Au.D. degree and audiology's transition to a doctoring profession. They were then required to pass a quiz on the material and be one of the first one hundred respondents before being awarded an otoscope. The program was open to all third-year Au.D. students in four-year Au.D. programs.

From the program's inception, funding for "Clued into Audiology" has been provided by the Hal-Hen Company, in conjunction with the Widex Hearing Aid Company, which this year supplied otoscopes and specula worth over $16,000 in support of the AFA and Au.D. education.

The AFA is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to empower audiologists to be independent and autonomous practitioners by supporting their educational preparation, professional practice and leadership development.