Future Perspectives in Audiology Continuing Education

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The Code of Ethics of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association mandate that members maintain a high level of professional competence in rendering their services to their patients, which is ensured in part by participation in continuing education (CE). This article describes future trends in audiology CE, including (1) use of an algorithm for the CE approval process, (2) movement toward evidence-based CE, (3) harnessing technological innovation, (4) focussing on ethics, (5) acknowledging adult learning theory, and (6) standardizing audiology CE. The importance of personal empowerment and responsibility is highlighted to encourage audiologists to become actively involved in the CE process to shape the future of the profession.

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