This course will describe how adding an assistant to your staff can increase practice productivity, efficiency and customer service/patient satisfaction. This course is a recording of a session at the Academy of Doctors of Audiology 2016 AuDACITY conference. Please note: some of the onscreen text is outside the frame, and therefore it is recommended to download the course handout and follow along while viewing.
Course created on December 21, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to describe the details of the current training programs for audiologist assistants.
- After this course learners will be able to identify the scope of practice of assistants vs. hearing instrument specialists and the personality traits necessary for a successful assistant.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss the legal aspects of hiring an assistant and the importance of thorough investigation of existing state licensing laws.
|5-15 Minutes||Training of Audiologist Assistants|
|15-20 Minutes||Appropriate Tasks for Audiologist Assistants|
|20-30 Minutes||Hiring an Audiologist Assistant: Traits and Skills|
|30-40 Minutes||Hiring an Audiologist Assistant: Recruiting and Interviewing|
|40-60 Minutes||Compliance issues: Licensure laws, Liability, Third Party contracts, etc.|
Mary Anne Larkin
Dr. Mary Anne Larkin has been practicing audiology for over 30 years. She received her Masters degree from Purdue University and her Doctorate from the University of Florida. She founded Advanced Hearing Care in Charleston SC in 1993. She has served on numerous committees and boards on a state and national level. Dr. Larkin has presented at various professional conferences including ADA and AAA on starting, financing and marketing a private practice and adult aural rehab. She has written articles on private practice issues published in ADA's Feedback Journal. She has also received awards for her work promoting better hearing in the community including ADA's Leo Doerfler Award for Outstanding Clinical Service.
Owner/Director of South Shore Hearing Center
David Citron, III, Ph.D., FAAA co-founded South Shore Hearing Center, Inc., a full-service audiology practice in 1982. He received his undergraduate degree in speech pathology and audiology from Northern Illinois University, his Master's Degree in Audiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1972, and his Ph.D. in Audiology in 1979 from Purdue University. Dr. Citron is a founder and fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and served on the Academy's Balance Disorders Task Force and its Committee on Adult Hearing Aid Guidelines. He is a fellow member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, serving as its president in 1988-1990 when the blueprint for the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) was developed. Dr. Citron has been an active Rotarian (Weymouth, MA) since 1983, and was club president in 2008-2009. With the support of the Rotary Foundation, he led a team to Goa India in 2009 and established a newborn hearing screening program. He has authored publications and book chapters on hearing care, and has lectured extensively at local and national Audiology conferences.
David Citron: Financial: David Citron has no financial relationships to disclose. Non-financial: David Citron has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Kim Cavitt: Financial: Kim Cavitt is the Owner of Audiology Resources, Inc; Consultant, Academy of Doctors of Audiology; Consultant, Michigan Academy of Audiology; Adjunct Lecturer, Northwestern University. Nonfinancial: Board Member: Academy of Doctors of Audiology and Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board; Committee Member: Audiology Quality Consortium, Academy of Doctors of Audiology and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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