The American Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of individuals dedicated to providing quality hearing care to the public. We enhance the ability of our members to achieve career and practice objectives through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing disorders and audiologic services.
As a professional organization of individuals, the Academy is required by law to have set rules for governing the operations of the organization. These rules are our bylaws established in 1988, and revised as needed per the Board of Directors. Read the American Academy of Audiology's Bylaws.
NEW! Proposed Changes to Bylaws: Comments Due by May 28, 2016
The American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors has proposed changes to the current bylaws. Many of these changes were at the recommendation of the Academy’s legal counsel. Some changes are necessary to align the bylaws with Delaware state law, where the Academy is incorporated.
- Section 2.1.5: A new category of membership, Audiology Technician Affiliate Membership has been proposed. This new category of membership was created following recommendations of a task force that evaluated the need for “support personnel” in audiology and further evaluation by the Membership Committee.
- Section 2.1.1 and 2.1.2: The word "specialty" has been added to describe accredited audiology programs.
Per the Academy's bylaws, before the proposed changes can be adopted, Academy members have 30 days to review and comment on the changes. Member comments will be examined and discussed by the Board of Directors before a decision is made regarding the proposed amendments. We are requesting your input. Please click on the document below to view the proposed changes and send any comments to Sarah Sebastian May 28, 2016, 12:00 pm ET.