This text provides a discussion of factors such as demographics, healthcare trends, regulatory issues, technology and others, and how they may shape the profession of audiology in the future. It is written in an engaging Q & A style.
Course created on April 11, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to list current factors that have the potential for significantly impacting the future of audiology.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how the possibility of over-the-counter hearing solutions (sold and fit without a professional) may either increase or decrease the number of people seeking audiological services in the future.
- After this course learners will be able to state the position of the following groups on over-the-counter availability of hearing solutions: PCAST, CTA, HLAA.
- After this course learners will be able to explain how the development of pharmaceuticals to treat and/or prevent hearing loss could impact the profession of audiology in the future.
Ian M. Windmill, PhD
Ian Windmill is the Clinical Director of Audiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is adjunct Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Audiology from the Florida State University. He began his career at the University of Louisville School of Medicine as a faculty member in the Division of Communication Disorders of the Department of Surgery. For the last 10 years he was director of academic and clinical programs of the Division of Audiology. He began one of the first Au.D. programs at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and was also responsible for the formation of NAFDA, the precursor to the Student Academy of Audiology. Dr. Windmill is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and currently serves as President-elect and is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, In 2006, Dr. Windmill won the Larry Mauldin Award for Excellence in Education in the Hearing Healthcare Professions.
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