Audiology Now is your professional quarterly magazine. It covers the latest research, technological developments and issues from the world of hearing and balance.
It includes contributions from national and international academics and leaders and keeps you informed on new evidence that will guide future practices, through peer-reviewed journal articles, book reviews and case reviews.
Expand your communication skills and earn CPD points by contributing an article for Audiology Now.
Category 3: Development though self-guided activities Points: 2-4 points, dependant on the activity. Audiology Now is always looking for budding authors ready to learn and develop their analytical and written skills.
If you would like to see your name (and maybe your face!) in print and share your knowledge and prowess please consider contributing to our member magazine.
If you are interested to contribute and able to provide the article requested with a minimum 6 weeks notice, please contact the editor at the details below. Your name will be kept on file and you will be contacted throughout the year, according to our magazine production cycle. Members can contribute articles in the following categories:
Original Scientific Article
Task: Report on your own original audiological research – this may involve formal testing of clients using scientific protocols (eg speech testing with a new technology, client surveys with questionnaires) or a compilation of data on a topic of interest (disruptive technologies, new sources of potential risk, preventative strategies). Apply the SCAR model outlined below if appropriate.
Word count: 1800-2000 words, 1-3 graphs, pictures, headshot, 4-6 references
Review of a Scientific Article
Task: Critically evaluate a peer reviewed journal article, outlining the purpose of the article, the methodology and structure of the work, the findings and the subsequent discussion and conclusions. You may select a paper of your own choice or request a paper selected by the Editor. Relate the findings to your personal knowledge and/or experience of the topic. The SCAR model (Situation, Challenges,
Actions, Results) model outlined here may assist you structure the task.
Word count: 1200 -1500 words
Task: Describe a program or intervention put in place to address a specific clinical problem. Use the standard clinical format (History, Results, Intervention, Outcomes) and apply the SCAR model (Situation, Challenges, Actions and Results) outlined below.
Word count: 1200- 1500 words, with test results/ graphics, pictures of procedures or set-up or equipment.
Task: Audiology Australia will mail you the hard copy book for review. Present your opinion of what the authors say and how they say it. This can be a factual account of the subject matter but you should also be analytical or persuasive. Read the book to gain sufficient understanding of chapter focus and direction and evaluate the relevance and clinical application of the concepts. You are not required to read every word of the text. The review should explore how well the book achieved its goal, what it left out and how it relates to other books on the topic.
Word count: 600-800 words.
Day in the Life
Task: Describe your professional role as an audiologist, including the structures in your workplace, daily tasks, rewards, frustrations, pleasures and why you love/ hate what you do in your professional capacity. The SCAR model may also assist you structure the article.
Word count: 1200-1500, headshot, pictures which reflect your daily work
|SCAR Approach||Suggested Headings||Possible Elements|
- Background and Context
- Presenting issue(s) or problem(s)
- Patient demographics and data
- Medical diagnosis (if applicable), co-morbidities
- Previous care/treatment
- Examination/assessment details
- Patient/Client self reported comments
- Constraints in the study
- Intervention made/offered, timelines
- Rationale for intervention(s)
- Issues/Problems encountered and Adjustmentmade
- How you managed the situation?
What changed? What improved?
- Describe your thoughts/feelings/observations
- Lessons learnt, what might you do differently?
A summary statement around learnings and outcomes
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