Trip to DC yesterday. I couldn’t even fit all the pictures I took 😋
I’m that much of an audiology nerd that I bought curettes to remove earwax. And an even bigger nerd that I posted it on Instagram. I’m always digging for gold in Brett’s ears (don’t tell him I posted this) 🙊
The most useless but favorite purchase at Epcot - Japan. It will stop my pens from staining my white coat 😁 Miyazaki pocket protector.
Yay! He caught me in a lie when I told him to sign an autograph for Alyssa.
Anonymous asked: even though audiology is a doctorate now, do they learn the same thing as audiology master's graduates did a few years ago? or did they add more content so that its a doctorate -- or is just the title different and the learning content the same???
I don’t know what masters programs learn since there are none in the United States anymore, but I’m going to say they added more content to the doctorate. It’s going from about a 2 year program (Masters) to a 4 year program (Doctorate), so there are additional courses. The school I go to has a bridge program for audiologist’s with masters and if there wasn’t additional courses then there would be no point. If you’re from another country I would see a sample course load and compare the masters program with the doctorate.
If you’re the same person that asked about the salary an audiologist will get, I believe in other countries that require a masters; if you have a doctorate instead you get paid more (I could be wrong, it’s just something I saw on another forum).
Example of the bridge program for audiologist with current masters:
Here is an example of the doctoral program I go to:
I found a random Australian University to compare it to:
Anonymous asked: i have been reading forums written by audiologists and noticed how many complain that their pay does not correlate with their university training/fees. what are your thoughts?
I can’t really say much since I’m still a student. I have heard the same things but you definitely don’t go into audiology thinking you can make tons of money from day 1. I’m guessing it depends on where you’re practicing (city/state wise) and what type of practice (hospital, VA, private practice etc). It really depends, it’s more of a passion and the thought of helping others rather than what’s in my bank account. If you’re in it for the money, I’m going to say it’s not the right path for you (but that’s just my opinion).
Clerkship and 4th year
My meeting with the clerkship coordinator went well. I came in “knowing” what I wanted for my fourth year and ended up changing my mind. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to work at Kaiser Permanente but now I’m slightly confused. I’ve realized my passion for hearing aids and if I really want to follow it the coordinator said I might like private practice or a VA placement. Obviously, there are other things we talked about that I’m not giving the full details on but from what we talked about it seems right. I’ll have to look into KP more and hope I will figure out where I want to be within the next couple of months. I just hope I get the clerkships that I asked for, but at this point anything would be great. I can’t believe 3rd year is so close… where has the time gone?