Who We Are

The American Academy of Audiology serves as the collective voice of audiology. We are committed to advancing the science, practice, and accessibility of hearing and balance health care for our patients.

Representing the interests of audiologists and future audiologists nationwide, the Academy is dedicated to fulfilling its mission: providing quality hearing-care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by and for audiologists.

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Delivering Value

Reflecting on our mission, the Academy delivers value in three strategic areas: ensuring the ability to practice, ensuring the future of the profession, and ensuring the future of the Academy. Our current priorities focus on seven key objectives that will help us drive the profession and Academy forward.

Academy Membership

Academy membership is about being part of a collective voice. Together, we advocate for your profession and the patients you serve. Learn more about what we have to offer and how we can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Academy is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the audiology community through diversity and cultural competency.


Academy Governance


The Academy Board of Directors is here to serve audiologists and the audiology profession. Learn more about the Board here.

Organizational Structure

The many committees and task forces that do much of the work of the organization report to the councils or, in some instances, directly to the Academy Board of Directors.

Academy Bylaws

As a professional organization of individuals, the Academy is required by law to have set rules for governing the operations of the organization.

Core Values

The core values apply to the Academy as an organization and for the individual members and represent the tenets that govern our professional behavior.

Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics specifies professional standards that allow for the proper discharge of audiologists' responsibilities to those served, and that protect the integrity of the profession.

Policies and Procedures

This document sets forth policies and related procedures relative to the areas of Academy governance. Available to members only.

Learn more about the Academy Enterprise’s financial health, accomplishments, and initiatives via its annual reports.

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Academy Enterprise

The Academy Enterprise includes the following groups who work to support the overall Academy in the areas of accreditation, philanthropy, voluntary certification, advocacy, and support and education of audiology students.


Academy History

The Academy was founded in January 1988 when a group of audiology leaders met at the invitation of Dr. James Jerger at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Academy Meeting History