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Audiology 2006;2(1): 1-6.
Published online: June 30, 2006.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2006.2.1.1
미국의 Audiology 현황
구성민1, 김진숙2, 임덕환2, 이정학3
1한림대학교 대학원 청각학전공
2한림대학교 언어청각학부 청각학전공, 청각언어연구소
3한림대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Current Status of Audiology in the U.S.
Sung-Min Koo1, Jin-Sook Kim2, Dukhwan Lim2, Jung-Hak Lee3
1Graduate Program in Audiology, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
2Section of Audiology, Audiology and Speech Pathology Research Institute, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
3Department of Otolaryngology, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Correspondence  Sung-Min Koo ,Tel: (033) 248-2210, Fax: (033) 256-3420, Email: beautystar9@hallym.ac.kr
Received: May 15, 2006;  Accepted: June 19, 2006.  Published online: June 30, 2006.
ABSTRACT
In the United States, audiology had its origins in the military rehabilitative services during and immediately after World War II. From the beginning to now days, audiology had remarkably improved in auditory rehabilitation skills, hearing tests as well as hearing assistive instruments which can be helpful to the hearing impaired. Without dedicated and enthusiastic audiologists, the achievements could not be accomplished. In concerned with the general health care service field development, audiology has continued to expand and, enrich the technical area such as cochlear implant (CI), auditory brainstem implant (ABI), neuroplasticity, central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), hair cell regeneration, mismatch negativity (MMN), stacked-ABR, cochlear hydrops analysis masking procedure (CHAMPS), vestibular-evoked-myogenic potentials (VEMP) and tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT). The purpose of this paper was to introduce not only the origin of audiology but also the national certification system for audiologists, research trends of audiology in the United States.
Key Words: Audiology·AAA·Audiologist.
중심단어: 청각학· 미국청각학회· 청각전문가.
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