May 2, 2007

One hundred and thirty Au.D. students, representing 33 Au.D. programs across the country, recently participated in the Audiology Foundation of America’s (AFA) 2nd annual “Clued in to Audiology” otoscope program, which tested the students’ knowledge of the history of their profession.

Students were asked to read four articles detailing information on 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 before being awarded an otoscope. The program was opened to all third-year AuD students in 4-year AuD programs.

Seventy-two student participants received their otoscopes from AFA Chair Deborah Price, AuD, during a special presentation at the 2007 NAFDA Convention luncheon held during the recent AAA convention in Denver. All other students received their otoscopes individually, either at the AFA booth during the AAA convention or via their respective AuD programs.

Funding for the “Clued into Audiology” otoscope program was provided by the Hal-Hen division of Widex, which supplied over $15,000 in otoscopes in support of the AFA and AuD education.

Source: Audiology Foundation of America