First Bite #129 – December 29, 2020

Ethical Dilemmas for Clinical Audiologists and Clinical Speech Language Pathologists

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Dakota Sharp, AuD, CCC-A, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of SC, as well as fellow podcaster, the host behind “On the Ear”, also sponsored by For this hour, Dakota, the straight-shooting Audiologist, brings a series of unfortunately common Clinical Case conundrums designed for the practicing Audiologist and/or Speech Language Pathologist, all of which will target ethical concerns. Michelle and Dakota then work together to address the details of the case and how to prevent these errors in your own everyday practice! If you’ve been on the hunt for an ethics class that fits your clinical expertise, then tune in, because Dakota and Michelle have the hour for you!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • Who establishes rules for audiology and Speech Language Pathology ethics, and how the rules changed over the years.
  • Common ethical dilemmas that audiologists and SLPs face in clinical practice.
  • Other aspects of audiology, beyond Clinical Practice, and unique ethical considerations for these other work settings.


Dakota Sharp, Au.D., CCC-A

Dakota Sharp, Au.D., CCC-A is a clinical assistant professor and audiologist at the University of South Carolina Montgomery-Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. He is originally from Virginia, and received both his bachelor’s and doctorate of audiology from James Madison University in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. He completed his clinical externship year with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where his love for pediatric cochlear implants and hearing aids was sparked. He works with patients of all ages in the clinic at UofSC, where he recently launched their newborn ABR services and pediatric hearing aid program. When he’s not in clinic or teaching Master’s SLP students, he is spending time with his wife, dog, and his fun-loving baby boy.